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Endocrine System

The endocrine system is made up of glands which control and coordinate body functions and maintain homeostasis inside the body.

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Endocrine System
Muscular System

Consentric action of a bicep curl?

... Is when you pull the bar/handlebar up, towards your body.

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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.

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Muscular System

What happens to biceps if you bend your arm?

The biceps muscle contracts (which is to say, gets shorter) when you bend your arm. It relaxes when you extend your arm.

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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.

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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.

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Digestive System
Endocrine System

Why do people go to the toilet everyday?

To get rid of waste .It is essential to eliminate feces from body .

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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.

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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

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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

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What are the functions of the endocrine system?

The endocrine system is one of the most important systems that govern the body. Acting with the nervous system, it helps coordinate and integrate the activity of the body's cells.

It consists the glands that produce the hormones.

The major functions of the endocrine system are:

~it regulates the metabolic functions of the body

~regulates the rate of chemical reactions in various cells

~influences the ability of substances to transport themselves through cell membranes


The endocrine system main function is to create and make work the glands.
The endocrine system produces chemicals that control many of the body's daily activities. The endocrine system also regulates long-term changes such as growth and development.
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Conditions and Diseases
Endocrine System
Thyroid

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 possible you could end up over-treated for your condition.

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Dieting and Weight Loss
Endocrine System
Thyroid

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 for an over or underactive thyroid.

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What endocrine gland makes epinephrine?

That would be the medulla of the adrenal gland.

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Laboratory Testing
Blood
Endocrine System
Thyroid

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 three percent of the entire population. When the thyroid is not working properly, it can cause changes in other blood tests as well. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Normal range for an adult: 0.4 - 5.5 mU/ml Preparation This test may be measured any time of the day without fasting. The brain regulates the amount of thyroid hormones in the blood. When the hormone levels are low, the brain sends a message to send out TSH. This causes the thyroid gland to send out more hormones. If blood levels of thyroid hormone are high, the brain senses this and sends a message to stop producing TSH. TSH is a very good test to check for hypothyroidism. TSH is increased with hypothyroid and decreased with hyperthyroid. Values may be lowered with use of aspirin, corticosteroids and heparin therapy. Values may be raised with use of lithium, potassium, iodide and TSH injections. Thyroxine (T4) Normal range for an adult: 5 - 11 ug/dl Preparation This test may be measured any time of the day without fasting. Thyroxine is a hormone produced by the thyroid. It is drawn to assess thyroid function. Low T4 is seen with hypothyroidism. High T4 is seen with hyperthyroidism. The T4 blood test can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of medications used to treat thyroid disease. Estrogen, anticonvulsants, aspirin use and anticoagulants may affect T4 levels. They are increased with pregnancy.

In short, the answer is no, unless specifically indicated by your doctor.

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Hormones

Can an adrenaline rush cause you to feel faint?

no it doesn't

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Thyroid

What is the Cost of Thyroid Nuclear Medicine Scan?

it cost me $387 but i got half back from medicare.

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Endocrine System

What would happen if the endocrine system failed?

Your body might not grow or mature properly.All body function would be deranged and death would occur .

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Thyroid

Can you exercise before thyroid blood test?

FT3,FT4 is responsible for your body's energy . I suspect if you're doing something that needs more energy, FT4 and consequently FT3 increases. But that should be very temporary.

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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.

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Dieting and Weight Loss
Endocrine System
Thyroid

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.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology
Endocrine System
Thyroid

What does the thyroid regulate?

thyroid gland regulates metabolisms of the body

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Dieting and Weight Loss
Endocrine System

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:

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Conditions and Diseases
Diabetes
Endocrine System

Why does thirsty occur with diabetes mellitus?

The word diabetes means "to go right through" or "to release water". When you have diabetes you void alot of water, (pee alot). Thus, the chronic thirst.

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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.

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