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  • Hormone Therapy

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    Hormone therapy is very common for women as they reach their menopausal years. There has been much debate as to whether a woman should use hormonal treatment to replace those hormones that her body is not readily producing after menopause. Estrogen is a hormone produced by a woman’s ovaries. It is probably the most discussed and debated hormone. It is also produced in the adrenal glands and fat tissues. Estrogen thickens the lining of the uterus, preparing it for the possibility of implantation

  • The Discovery Of Hormones And Their Function

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    Introduction/Background Information The discovery of hormones and their function has been relatively recent. The term was first coined by Professor Earnest Starling in 1905. He derived the word from the Greek meaning “to arouse or excite.” However, the idea of the role hormones could be traced back as far as ancient Greece. Though Hippocrates’ theory on humors has been refuted, the concept of “bodily fluids,” or in this case, the amount of hormones circulating in the blood directly affecting temperament

  • Plant Hormones

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    Plant hormones are specialized chemical substances produced by plants. They are the main internal factors controlling growth and development. Hormones are produced in one part of a plant and transported to others, where they are effective in very small amounts. Depending on the target tissue, a given hormone may have different effects. Plant hormones play an integral role in controlling the growth and development of plants. A plant hormone is generally described as an organic compound synthesized

  • Hypothalamus Hormone

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    hypothalamus controls the release of hormones from the: A) anterior lobe of pituitary gland 2 marks B) posterior lobe of the pituitary gland 2 marks In your answer, give specific examples and clearly name any hormones involved. A: The hypothalamus controls hormone release mainly through the pituitary gland by sending signals in the form of releasing hormones to prompt the anterior lobe to secrete them as the main function of the pituitary gland is hormone secretion into the body. The anterior

  • What Are Tropic Hormones

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    Hormone Properties Once hormones have been produced by glands, they are distributed through the body via the bloodstream. As hormones travel through the body, they pass through cells or along the plasma membranes of cells until they encounter a receptor for that particular hormone. Hormones can only affect target cells that have the appropriate receptors. This property of hormones is known as specificity. Hormone specificity explains how each hormone can have specific effects in widespread parts

  • Endocrine System And Non-Steroid Hormones

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    clusters of hormone secreting cells in various organs throughout the body. These glands produce chemicals called hormones, which are secreted directly into the bloodstream. They determine a number of things, including when you’re hungry, your weight, how you handle stress, and even how well you sleep. The body produces many different hormones, which can either be classified as steroid or non-steroid. Steroid hormones are synthesized from cholesterol, including male and female sex hormones, as well

  • Assignment : Bioassay Of Androgenic Hormones

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    Pharmacy Pharmacology Department Assignment Topic: Bioassay of androgenic hormones Course Title: Bioassay Course Code: PO411 Lab Group: A1 Submitted to: Dr Mona Prepared by: Rahma Ahmed Ahmed - 141191 Due date: 10-27-2016 - Fall 2016 - Androgen Bioassays Introduction: During the recent decades, athletes were trying to enhance their performance by using exogenous hormones such as; androgens, erythropoietin and growth hormone. The most potent form of sports steroids is the Androgens and it is

  • Anterior Pituitary Hormone

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    The thyroid gland is different; the hormones are stored in cavities, surrounded by secretory cells, which make up a follicle.  In order to secrete the hormone, the hormone is re-absorbed from the cavity and then released into the interstitial spaces.  There are two parts to the pituitary gland, the anterior pituitary and the posterior pituitary.  The anterior pituitary has two types of chromophils, acidophilus and basophils.  These two are separated into different classes of cells that have differing

  • Endocrine Systems : Hormones And The Endocrine System

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    Endocrine System:
 Hormones are chemical substances that act as messengers in the body. They are produced in endocrine glands scattered throughout the body. Together all these glands form the endocrine system.

The endocrine system is coordinated by the pituitary gland, which responds to information from the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is a portion of the brain and is made of nervous tissue. It constantly checks the internal environment — that is, the conditions within the tissues, organs and

  • Hormone Growth Promotants in Meat

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    Biology Report Hormone Growth Promotants in Meat Implantation of HGP in meat- is a highly controversial issue not only in New Zealand but also around the world. There is also many myths and misconceptions surrounding added HPG’s in the meat that we consume. In this report I will be discussing the effects of HGP in meat, the opinions for and against this procedure and also my own personal stance and proposed societal action. Hormones are certain chemicals that are naturally present in all