In addition to the specialised endocrine organs mentioned above, many other organs that are part of other body systems, such as bone, kidney, liver, heart and gonads, have secondary endocrine functions.
For example the kidney secretes endocrine hormones such as erythropoietin and renin. A number of glands that signal each other in sequence are usually referred to as an axis, for example, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. As opposed to endocrine factors that travel considerably longer distances via the circulatory system, other signaling molecules, such as paracrine factors involved in paracrine signalling diffuse over a relatively short distance. The word endocrine derives from the Greek words ἐνδο- endo- "inside, within," and κρίνειν krinein "to separate, distinguish".
Endocrine organs and known secreted hormones Endocrine glands in the human head and neck and their hormones Hypothalamus Pineal body (epiphysis) Pituitary gland (hypophysis) Thyroid Skin Philosophy, Vol. 54, No. 209 (Jul., 1979), pp. 380-384. The Mammalian Pineal Gland May Be The Third Eye. Author: Prof.
Lili Feng and et al 'Modern medical dissection has already discovered that the front section of the pineal gland is equipped with the complete structure of a human eye. Because it grows inside one's skull, it is thus said to be a vestigial eye. Whether it is a vestigial eye or not, our community of cultivators has reservations. In recent years, scientists gradually discovered that the mammalian pineal gland is photo sensitive. Photic information reaches it via a multi synaptic pathway originating in retina and passing through suprachiasmatic regions of the hypothalamus (1). Five years after the publication of Zhuan Falun, Lucas et al. (5) published a paper in Science, one of the most well known scientific journals.
It is well known, with neither retinal photoreceptors nor optic signal transduction pathways, that the conventional visual pathway cannot be established. On the contrary, much evidence suggests that the pineal gland may be able to directly sense the light. Jim Rohn - Three Keys To Greatness. Commonly Misused Words. We all know that internet chatters use their own slang, and we have a dictionary to help translate that; but another trend among web users is not using the correct version of words. Because of the net and text messaging, many teens simply don't know the difference between words that sound the same, or which version of a homonym to use (let alone how to spell homonym.. it's not hominym). Since not everybody owns a copy of Strong Bad's Rythm N' Grammar, we've tried to do our part to help by compiling a list of the most common internet misspellings.
Accept, Except - Accept means to receive, while except means to exclude. Adverse, Averse - Adverse means difficult, Averse means having a strong feeling against (like an aversion) Affect, Effect - An Effect is a result, Affect usually means to alter. Alright - This just isn't a word. Assure, Ensure, Insure - Assure means to guarantee, Ensure means to make sure, and Insure should only be used when talking about insurance.