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Quick to act but short duration
Nervous System
Slow to act, but longer duration
Endocrine system
4 General functions of endocrine system
1. Control internal environment
2. Respond to change
3. Help regulate growth and development
4. Regulate reproductive processes
Exocrine (ducted) glands
Once secreted into ducts- flows to an actual duct or canal
Examples of exocrine glands
Pancreas, sweat, and oil glands
Endocrine (ductless) glands
Once secreted-flows to blood or interstitial fluid
Gland that secretes hormones
Endocrine gland
Target organ
(endocrine) hormones travel through blood, only afects these "target" organs
Examples of endocrine glands
Pancreas, pituitary, thyroid
Organ that belongs to both endocrine and exocrine
Pancreas
Major endocrine organs (glands)
Pituitary (hypophysis)
Thyroid
Parathyroid
Adrenal (suprarenals)
Pineal (epiphysis cerebri)
Thymus
Organs that contain endocrine tissue
Pancreas
Ovaries/ Testes
Kidney
Stomach
Small intestine
Skin
Heart
Placenta