The Endocrine System: Unit 8

The Endocrine System: Unit 8

Author: Bob Grove
  • Define hormone and target organ.
  • Describe how hormones bring about their effects in the body.
  • Describe the various endocrine glands.
  • Define negative feedback.
  • Describe the difference between endocrine and exocrine glands.
  • List hormones produced by the endocrine glands, and discuss their general functions.
  • Describe major consequences of hyper and hypo secretion of the hormones described in this unit.


A four part powerpoint on the endocrine system and a couple of video clips...

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Unit 8 Assignments (The Endocrine System)

Source: Bob Grove

The Endocrine System

This is a four part powerpoint: Part 1 looks at the system as a whole, hormones, negative feedback, and the pituitary gland. Part 2 goes into more detail on the pituitary gland. Part 3 looks at the thyroid, parathyroids, and adrenal glands, as well as the pancreas and diabetes. Part 4 looks at the pineal, thymus, ovaries, and testes, with a quick look at anabolic sterioids.

The Endocrine System

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Crash Course Anatomy: Endocrine System, Part 2

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Great Glands-Your Endocrine System

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The Endocrine System: The Other Glands

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