Hormones are substances produced chiefly by the endocrine glands. They are brought by the blood stream to the areas of the body where they exert their effect and influence through ferments the most important vital processes, such as metabolism, development and growth. They adapt the body to different environmental conditions and safeguard the preservation of the species. Alterations of hormone budgets can have serious physical and psychological consequences. Nature and function of hormones. Thyroxin, adrenaline, insulin, sexual hormones, hormones of the hypophysis. Effects of castration. Human dwarfism, gigantism, acromegaly and obesity. The thymus. Development of hormone glands. Control of hormone release. Interaction between releasing and gonadotropic hormone. Feedback control of peripheral hormones. Influence on gene activity, protein synthesis, neurosecretion, second messenger, cascade mechanism. Dovetailed operation of different hormones, inhibiting and stimulating factors. Synthetic hormones. Regulation of blood sugar content. Stress, heart infarct, animal production, anabolica, pills, insect hormones, plant hormones, auxin.
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