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Anatomy and Physiology: The Endocrine System (w/Video)

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Course Introduction This program provides a basic introduction to the components of the endocrine system appropriate for high-school students, junior college and vocational schools. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Endocrine System." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives. - Study the Content. - Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more. Overview The material is organized around the following categories: - Introduction - The Pituitary Gland and the Hypothalamus - Anterior Pituitary Gland - Posterior Pituitary Gland - Other Endocrine Glands and Tissues - Other Endocrine Organs Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to describe: - Hormone function - Negative feedback loops - Specific gland function including the following glands: Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroids, Adrenals and Pineal - Specific hormones, including: calcitonin, corticosteroids, estrogen, growth hormone, parathyroid hormone, prolactin, testosterone, thyrotropin, thyroxine and triiodothyronine Purpose/Overall Goal When we accidentally touch something hot the heat sensation travels instantly along sensory nerves and the impulse to jerk our hand away travels instantly back along motor nerves. The nervous system coordinates these kinds of quick response actions.

Course Code: VID78723-T
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