Introduces the endocrine system and discusses the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pineal body, reproductive glands, and pancreas. Has links for more information and illustrations.
Covers the endocrine system, parts of the endocrine system, the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, the thyroid and parathyroids, the adrenal glands, the pineal gland and gonads, what the endocrine system does, problems with the endocrine system
After an introductory segment contrasting the human endocrine and nervous systems, this program addresses the complex physiology of the endocrine system. Topics include the endocrine organs and glands; the characteristics of hormones and the process of signal transduction; hormonal regulation of blood glucose and blood calcium levels; the roles of growth hormone, thyroid hormone, testosterone, and estrogen in bodily development; hormones and reproduction; and hormonal involvement in the fight-or-flight response.