Endocrine System—The Pituitary and Adrenal Glands
Lecture no. 20 from the course: Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition
Taught by Professor Anthony A. Goodman | 45 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
This is the first of three lectures on the endocrine system, the glands that secrete hormones directly into spaces surrounding cells. We examine the functional differences between the endocrine and nervous systems, and the basic properties of hormones. Next, we look at the most important endocrine glands: the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, and the adrenal glands.