- explain the metabolic roles hormones may play in homeostasis; i.e., thyroxine in metabolism; insulin, glucagon and cortisol in blood sugar regulation; hGH in growth; ADH in water regulation; aldosterone in sodium ion regulation
- describe, using an example, the physiological consequences of hormone imbalances; i.e., diabetes mellitus (e.g., diabetes insipidus, gigantism, goitre, cretinism, Graves’ disease).
- compare the endocrine and nervous control systems and explain how they act together; e.g., stress and the adrenal gland
- explain how the endocrine system allows humans to sense their internal environment and respond appropriately; e.g., calcium balance, osmotic pressure of blood
Go through the following introductory power point to begin your learning of the hormones.