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.

Resources:
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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