Essays Tagged: "adrenal glands"

How the pancreatic endocrine hormones glucagon and insulin work antagonistically to maintain homeostasis in the body and a discussion of negative feedback.

ere are three main organs that regulate the control of blood sugar: the pancreas, the liver and the adrenal glands. The pancreas produces hormones called insulin and glucagon. These hormones work anta ... ones work antagonistically to maintain blood sugar levels that are neither too low or too high. The adrenal gland plays a key function in making sure blood sugar levels are high enough. The liver help ...

(1 pages) 87 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


deal with the stressor (2,729). The first stage is the alarm reaction. Hormones are released by the adrenal glands and the body becomes more sensitive and alert. Pulse and breathing rates quicken and ...

(2 pages) 183 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

The effects of Hypoglycemia.

reas releases insulin to help the body use the sugar for energy, bringing the levels back down. The adrenal glands are also used when blood glucose levels drop below normal. When glucose levels drop b ... e also used when blood glucose levels drop below normal. When glucose levels drop below normal, the adrenal glands release adrenaline as an emergency action, raising glucose levels a small amount. Adr ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Definitions in biology.

in response to the presence of an antigen, as from vaccination or exposure to an infectious disease.Adrenal: 1.At, near, or on the kidneys.2. 2 Of or relating to the adrenal glands or their secretions ...

(13 pages) 100 0 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Genetic Disorder: Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a term used to refer to a genetic disorder that disrupts the adrenal glands due to the removal of white matter from the nerve fibers in an individual's brain whi ... nding cassette (ABC) protein malfunction, central nervous system deterioration, and non-functioning adrenal glands. Normally, the human cell takes saturated very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA) into an ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

A&P Chapter: Test Answers to various questions accompanied by sources

Question 1Addison's disease is a severe or total deficiency of the hormones made in the adrenal cortex, caused by the destruction of the cortex. Classical Addison's disease results from a ... om a loss of both cortisol and aldosterone secretion due to near total or total destruction of both adrenal glands.The symptoms which may have lead to the diagnosis of this condition are, a chronic, s ... ng the rate of blood delivery to the kidneys and the rate of renal perfusion. It also simulates the adrenal cortex to secrete aldosterone, a hormone that enhances renal reabsorption of sodium, and pro ...

(8 pages) 24 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Sports and Drug Use

. It is found in humans, animals and the pollen of many plants. Andro is produced in the gonads and adrenal glands of all mammals. It is said to help speed up the recovery of injuries along with bodyb ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Types & Management of Stress

ased tension, anxiety and alertness brought on by hormones released from the pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands. These hormonal changes would then cause physiological increases in your metabolism, ...

(14 pages) 314 1 3.7 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


nts to look and feel great. Steroids are a group of hormones with similar chemical structures. Your adrenal glands, located on top of your kidneys, and your reproductive organs secrete dozens of these ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

General Adaptaion Syndrome

using the body to become more efficient and ready for any trouble to arise. The ACTH stimulates the adrenal glands to let out adrenaline. The amount that the pituitary gland lets out depends upon what ... k down of tissue in the body. If the stress is adapted long enough it can cause ulcers to grow, the adrenal gland to increase in size, and even death to those who are suffering.General Adaptation Synd ...

(3 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


lin is the fatty covering on the nerve fibers. The disease causes the continued degeneration of the adrenal gland. The basic defect is that the impaired capacity todegrade very long chain fatty acids ... tissues of the body. These fatty acids accumulate in the cerebral white matter of the brain and the adrenal glands.ALD only effects males. The symptoms of ALD may develop due to abnormal or a lack of ...

(2 pages) 6 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Symptom control in palliative care

n. Betty was diagnosed two months ago as having lung cancer which had already metastasised into her adrenal glands. After much deliberation and discussion with the Oncologist, G.P. and family, Betty d ...

(10 pages) 70 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Physical Fitness

include the release of the hormones epinephrine and no epinephrine from nerve endings and from the adrenal glands. These chemicals have stimulating effect that causes changes to occur in many differe ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness