Endocrine System – Videos and Resources

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Lesson 1 | How Hormones Communicate

This lesson explains what it means to be a hormone and three types of hormone signaling: autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine (polar and non-polar hormones).

2 | Endocrine Organs

This lesson covers the location and function of all the endocrine organs.

3 | HPT Axis Feedback Loop

This lesson covers the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal negative feedback loop, which can be used to understand the HPG and HPA axes as well.

Hormone Axes Problem Set

This second video shows how doctors use hormone levels and the HPT axis to diagnose disorders like Graves’ disease and thyroid tumors.

4 | Pancreas and Blood Sugar Regulation

This lesson covers how the pancreas prevents blood sugar from getting too high or too low, as well as how Type 1 and 2 Diabetes disrupts the process.

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