Endocrinology

Understanding the Physiology of the Endocrine System

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Understanding the Physiology of the Endocrine System

Understanding the Physiology of the Endocrine System
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Course Length:

  • 43 topics
  • 65 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

The endocrine system is a complex network of ductless glands that secrete hormones into the circulatory system to regulate homeostasis—the equilibrium of the body’s internal environment. The glands of the endocrine system include the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands, the pancreas, and the gonads.

This learning program begins with an overview of hormone characteristics. You will learn about important features of hormone signaling, hormone regulation, and hormone receptors. You will then learn about some of the physiological effects of many hormones. And lastly, you will learn about organs and tissues outside of the endocrine system that also synthesize and release hormones.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the characteristics of hormones.
  • List and describe the types of hormone receptors.
  • Explain the general features of hormone signaling.
  • Describe the mechanisms of hormone regulation.
  • Describe the physiological effects of various hormones.
  • Discuss organs and tissues outside of the endocrine system that also synthesize and release hormones.
  1. GETTING STARTED
    1. SOUND CHECK
    2. DISCLAIMER
    3. WELCOME
    4. NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS
  2. STAYING FOCUSED
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  3. HORMONES
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. CHEMICAL STRUCTURE
      1. Hormone Classes
      2. Pop Quiz
      3. Peptide Hormones
      4. Pop Quiz
      5. Amine Hormones
        • Side Note: Clinical Insights
      6. Steroid Hormones
        • Side Note: Did You Know?
    3. POP QUIZ
    4. HORMONE SIGNALING
    5. PROGRESS CHECK
    6. HORMONE TRANSPORT
    7. PROGRESS CHECK
    8. HORMONE RECEPTORS
      1. Overview
      2. Membrane Receptors
        • Popup: Tyrosine Kinase Receptors
        • Popup: G Protein–coupled Receptors
        • Popup: Cytokine Receptors
        • Popup: Serine Kinase Receptors
      3. Progress Check
      4. Nuclear Receptors
        • Side Note: Digging Deeper
    9. PROGRESS CHECK
    10. HORMONE REGULATION
      • Side Note: Digging Deeper
    11. HORMONE ASSESSMENT
  4. HORMONES IN ACTION
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES
      • Side Note: Digging Deeper
    3. POP QUIZ
    4. POSTERIOR PITUITARY HORMONES
    5. POP QUIZ
    6. ANTERIOR PITUITARY HORMONES
    7. PINEAL GLAND HORMONES
    8. THYROID HORMONES
      • Side Note: Digging Deeper
    9. POP QUIZ
    10. PARATHYROID GLAND HORMONES
    11. ADRENAL CORTEX HORMONES
      • Slideshow: The HPA Axis
    12. PROGRESS CHECK
    13. ADRENAL MEDULLA HORMONES
    14. PANCREATIC HORMONES
    15. PROGRESS CHECK
    16. NUTRIENT METABOLISM
    17. GONADOTROPIN
      • Popup: The Testes
      • Popup: The Ovaries
    18. POP QUIZ
  5. OTHER ORGANS AND TISSUES
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. THE STOMACH AND SMALL INTESTINE
    3. POP QUIZ
    4. THE HEART, KIDNEYS, AND ADIPOSE TISSUE
    5. PROGRESS CHECK
  6. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. SUMMARY
    2. FINAL ASSESSMENT
  7. END OF PROGRAM



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