Endocrine System

∞ generated and posted on 2016.02.21 ∞

Hormones and the endocrine glands that produce hormones.

Certain epithelial tissues can secrete chemicals into the blood, known as hormones, that then circulate through the blood to other tissues, where they interact with specific cells and change tissue and therefore bodily functioning in well-defined ways.

Links to terms of possible interest: Endocrine system, Endocrinology, Hormone, Hormone target cell, Receptor, Receptor protein

The above video provides a nice transition from the nervous system to the endocrine system and back again.

The above video is a nicely done introduction to the endocrine system.

Another nicely done video discussing the endocrine system, with a nice comparison to the nervous system.

The above video defines "Hormone" a bit more broadly than I would prefer (e.g., to include as well paracrine signaling molecules), but nevertheless does a good job of overviewing the numerous components of the endocrine system.