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Hormone
A chemical (amino acid or lipid based) messenger released into the blood to be transported thoughtout the body (to set in motion)
Endocrine Gland
A ductless gland that produces hormones.
Releasing Hormone
A hormone whose main purpose is to control the release of another hormone. Releasing hormones are in the hypothalamus (TRH will stimulate the adenohypophysis to make TSH)
Tropic Hormone
A hormone that stimulates a gland to release hormones. Example: TSH, FSH, ACTH
Prostaglandins
local hormones or tissue that increases fever and increases pain.
Calorigenic effect
Increase of BMR - Thyoid hormone - thyroxin
Sympathomimetic effect
Mimicking of the sympathetic nervous system - Adreneal Medulla hormones.
Hemocytoblast
Ancestral stem cell
Gluconeogenesis
Process of forming "new" glucose from noncarbohydrate molecules that occurs in the liver. This happens when when dietary sources and glucose reserves have been depleted and blood glucose levels begin to drop.
Glycogenisis
the formation of glycogen from glucose... or... through the liver xs glucose is converted into glycogen.