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8 Cards in this Set

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pituitary gland
master gland
thyroid gland
-just below larynx w/ lobe on each side
-metabolism and blood calcium levels
parathyroid
-behind thyroid
-blood calcium levels
thymus
-posterior to sternum
-part of lymphatic systerm
-neccessary in immune systerm development
adrenal glands
-cap each kidney
-steroids, adrenaline that stimulates sympathetic nervous systerm
pancreas
-behind stomach
-produces insulin (decreases blood sugar) and glucagon (increases)
gonads
-ovaries and testes
-estrogen, progesterone, testosterone (maintains male sex characteristics)
pineal gland
in brain related to sleep wake cycles