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Endocrine hormones fall into what 3 categories?
1) Amino acid derivatives
2) Protein/peptide derivatives
3) Lipid derivatives
Where are the adrenal glands located?
On top of the kidneys.
What hormones does the posterior pituitary release?
1) ADH (anti-diuretic hormone)
2) Oxytocin
What is the structure of the adrenal gland?
The adrenal gland is divided into an inner medulla and an outer cortex.
What does the adrenal medulla produce?
epinephrine and norepinephrine
What does the adrenal cortex produce?
steroid hormones in three classes: mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, and sex hormones