Endocrine Physiology
Endocrine Physiology

Endocrine Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Endocrine physiology describes the processes through which hormones exert their effects on the different organ systems. Hormones play a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of the human body. For example, insulin and glucagon, secreted by the pancreas, regulate tissular uptake of glucose; thyroid hormones regulate metabolic activity; and parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, and calcitriol are charged with regulating calcium and phosphate. Endocrine glands are themselves regulated by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland via feedback mechanisms called hypothalamic–pituitary axis.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the physiology of the main endocrine glands and their secretions, as well as to the basics of feedback mechanisms.

For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology, emphasizing signal molecules and cellular receptors, and the histology of all endocrine glands.

Course Details

  • Videos 17
  • Duration 1:07 h
  • Quiz questions 50
  • Concept Pages 11


Your Educators of course Endocrine Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Dr. Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Not only is he an experienced lecturer with many years of teaching experience, but he has also developed and improved medical curriculums, and served in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses.
Due to his achievements, Dr. Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Wilson teaches courses on Physiology.

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Great explanation. Thank you.
By Tomas9A11 . on 10. February 2024 for Insulin: Functions

Very clear and precise explanation. Very professional. Thank you very much.

By Nicolle . on 27. July 2023 for Adrenal Hormone Synthesis

It was a clear and compelling lecture I wish more of the physiology course lectures be like this one

By Cati A. on 18. March 2023 for Thyroid Hormones

Vino todo lo que me preguntaron en el examen muchas gracias

Endocrine Physiology by professor Thad Wilson.
By Gulbanu S. on 01. February 2023 for Endocrine Physiology

Yes, another brilliant lecture , a very difficult subject endocrine pathology but Dr, Thad Wilson explains really well.