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The endocrine system is made up of glands which control and coordinate body functions and maintain homeostasis inside the body.
Asked in Endocrine System, Muscular System
When you perform flexion on your arm the biceps muscle contracts What happens to the triceps muscle on the posterior of the arm as you do this action?
The Triceps extend (Stretch out) as the biceps contract.
Asked in First Aid, Endocrine System
How do you activate your spit glands?
You cannot voluntarily activate your spit glands. When you put food in your mouth, they automatically begin to produce saliva to aid in the digestion of food. Sometimes just thinking about eating food can allow them to produce saliva. ...
Asked in Science, Doctors, Endocrine System
What are the working conditions of an endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist often has to work long hours. Typically, they are "on call" requiring them to start work when they otherwise might be relaxing or having family time. The work environment requires you to regularly work with people that have gland, pancreas, and hormonal problems. ...
Asked in Health, Endocrine System
What is the function of gland cells?
They are sheets of cells [Epithelial tissue or epithelium] that covers the body surface or lines a body cavity. They form bounderies between different environments and nearly all substances received or given off by the body must pass through some sort of epithelium. ...
Asked in Health, Endocrine System
What hormone does the adrenal cortex produce?
adrenaline The adrenal cortex produces a battery of steroids (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids - mainly hydrocortisone and aldosterone), but it doesn't produce adrenalin. Adrenalin is released by the adrenal medulla which occupies the interior of the adrenal gland ...
Asked in Health, Endocrine System, Nervous System, Brain
How fast are hormonal responses?
Slower than nervous responses. Varies according to what hormone, for example the hormone epinephrine (adrenaline) works almost instantaneously to initiate increased mental alertness among other things. Some hormones take longer to take effect but most take action relatively quickly seconds -> hour ...
Can you drink coffee before a thyroid test?
If you are only being tested for thyroid function, and your doctor has not asked you to do otherwise, you do not need to fast. If you are undergoing a physical exam for your hyperthyroidism, it is allowed, although unwise to indulge in coffee before the exam, as caffeine can make your hyperthyroid symptoms seem much worse. This would potentially lead the physician to get an unclear impression of the impact of the dysfunction to your system. With an altered impression, it is...
Thyroid supplements to lose weight side effects?
The thyroid requires specific nutritional support for optimal health and function, so a healthy diet is an important factor in thyroid health. Proper thyroid function requires adequate amounts of B-Vitamin Compounds, Zinc, Iodine, Copper, Manganese and Molybdenum. The amino acid L-tyrosine is also required for the production of neurotransmitters that are associated with normal hormone production. If you feel your diet may lack proper amounts of these vitamins, supplementation may be helpful. Thyroid Essentials natural supplement is a great alternative to any prescribed medications...
Asked in ADD-ADHD, Endocrine System, Thyroid
Can thyroid problems be mistaken for ADHD?
According to Frank Barnhill, M.D., author of Mistaken for ADHD, thyroid and 50 other conditions can be mistaken for ADHD. An underactive thyroid or overactive thyroid can have symptoms like inattentiveness, poor memory or sleepiness, also symptoms of ADHD. ...
Do you need to fast before a thyroid test?
The thyroid is a gland located in the neck. It's job is to take iodine from the blood and combine it with an amino acid (one of the building blocks of protein) to form thyroid hormones. One of the hormones, thyroxine, is responsible for your metabolism. Thyroid function tests help to determine if your thyroid is not working correctly: * hyperthyroid - an over-working thyroid * hypothyroid - poor thyroid function Abnormal thyroid function is common. It is seen in two to...
Asked in Medical Terminology, Endocrine System, Thyroid
What is a heterogeneous thyroid nodule?
it means: nodule-a rounded lump or knot; heterogeneous means "composed of unlike parts. Therefore a rounded lump composed of dissimilar tissues on the thyroid (gland) located in the base of throat region. may or may not require medical attention. ...
Do you get skinny on thyroid pills?
It all depends on your hormones. Some people lose weight when they get thyroids, while some people gain. My sister lost a lot of weight before she found out she had a hormone imbalance, but once she started taking medication she gained all of it back. ...
How do you reset your hypothalamus gland What protocal is required in the Weight LossCure book?
Kevin Trudeau claims that htis is the correct way (and easy, of course) to lose weight. This is what others say about it at the link below: ...
Asked in Endocrine System, Thyroid
What does solid heterogeneous thyroid nodule mean?
It means that your nodule is solid, rather than fluid-filled. Heterogeneous means that it appears abnormal. You should follow up to get a thyroid scan/and or a biopsy to rule out cancer. ...