Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 12th Edition (Shier)

Chapter 11: Endocrine System

Learning Outcomes

11.1 Introduction
1: Describe the secretions of the endocrine system.
2: Distinguish between paracrine and autocrine secretions.
3: Distinguish between endocrine and exocrine glands.

11.2 General Characteristics of the Endocrine System
4: Explain how the nervous and endocrine systems are alike and how they are different.
5: Describe the source of specificity of the endocrine system.
6: Name some functions of hormones.

11.3 Hormone Action
7: Explain how steroid and nonsteroid hormones affect target cells.

11.4 Control of Hormonal Secretions
8: Discuss how negative feedback mechanisms regulate hormonal secretions.
9: Explain how the nervous system controls secretions.

11.5 - 11.10 Pituitary Gland - Other Endocrine Glands
10: Name and describe the locations of the major endocrine glands, and list the hormones they secrete.
11: Describe the functions of the hormones that endocrine glands secrete.
12: Explain how the secretion of each hormone is regulated.

11.11 Stress and Health
13: Describe how the body responds to stress.

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