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…show more content… What does the hormone thymosin do?
Stimulates the development of other lymphatic organs and T cells.
B. Based on your answer to Question A, explain why the thymus gland shrinks as we reach adulthood.
When we are first born the thymus gland excretes three hormones which promotes the growth of the T cells. After puberty the thymus gland begins to shrink.
Exercise 5: The Adrenal Gland
Please describe in detail the structures and features you observed on the adrenal gland slide
A. The adrenal glands are in part controlled by the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system. Name the hormones involved in this regulation and the functions of each.
B. Where in the adrenal gland are mineralocorticoids made?
C. What are the functions of mineralocorticoids? Give an example of a mineralocorticoid hormone.
Maintain salt and water balance. An example of a mineralocorticoid is aldosterone.