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.
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