Medical students can learn all about the hormones in the human body with these health flash cards
There are 18 flash cards in this set (3 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|Epinephrine||Hormone secreted by adrenal medulla; acts as cardiac stimulant|
|Calcitonin||Hormone secreted by thyroid that helps to maintain normal blood levels of calcium & phosphorus|
|Estrogen||Hormone secreted by ovaries|
|Thyroid||Gland that regulates body metabolism|
|Prolactin||Hormone secreted from anterior pituitary that starts & maintains milk production|
|Insulin||Secretion of this hormone is stimulated by hyperglycemia|
|Norepinephrine||Hormone secreted by adrenal medulla; raises BP|
|Hyperglycemia||Increased blood glucose levels|
|Hypoglycemia||Decreased blood glucose levels|
|Glucagon||Secretion of this hormone is stimulated by hypoglycemia|
|Oxytocin||Hormone that stimulates uterine contractions & stimulates milk release with breastfeeding|
|Aldosterone||Hormone secreted by adrenal cortex; maintains normal blood levels of sodium & potassium|
|Testosterone||Hormone secreted by testes|
|What are the regulating systems for the body? (2)||Nervous System and Endocrine System|
|What are the functions of the Endocrine System||1)Exert chemical controls over body to maintain homeostasis 2)Helps regulate growth and development 3)Use foods to produce energy, stress resistance, balance of body fluids and reproduction|
|Target Organs||Specific tissues/organs different hormones have an effect on|
|Do hormones control the external or internal environment?||Internal environment to maintain homeostasis|
|What are the 3 groups of Hormones?||Amine, Proteins, Steroids|