Bio lap report endocrine system

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The Endocrine System

Laszlo Vass, Ed.D. Version 42-0023-01-01


What is the purpose of this exercise? Are there any safety concerns associated with this exercise? If so, list what they are and what precautions should be taken.

The purpose of this exercise is to point out the major endocrine structures and being able to identify them and understand their functions. Yes, there are many safety concerns. We have to make sure that we are in the appropriate environment. We must make sure that everything is clean and sanitary. Some precautions that should be taken is watching all of the safety videos and
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Give an example of a glucocorticoid.
Stimulate fats and proteins, releases off fatty acids and glucose into the blood. An example of a glucocorticoid is cortisol.

Exercise 6: The Pancreas

Please describe in detail the structures and features you observed on the pancreas slide


A. Explain the difference between an exocrine gland and an endocrine gland. Exocrine glands excrete there chemicals via a duct into their target organ. Endocrine glands are ductless and the secreted hormones are released into the interstitial spaces that surround the cells.

B. What is the exocrine function of the pancreas?
Digestive enzymes that help the absorption of nutrients and the digestion in the small intestine

C. What endocrine hormones does the pancreas produce? What is the function of each?
The Islets of Langerhans produce two hormones, glucose and insulin. The function of insulin is to transport the glucose into cells and the function of glucose is metabolism.

D. Diabetes is a serious health problem in the United States. Explain what diabetes is and the differences between the Type 1 and Type 2 forms of the disease.
Diabetes is when someone has an absence or insufficient productions of insulin. Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreases is not able to produce any insulin. Type 2 diabetes is when the pancreas can