Human Anatomy and Physiology Period: 2Sam Park, Anthony Hwang
Endocrine System The Endocrine System regulates and controls the physical and chemical changes or processes within the body. Changes such as growth, metabolism, digestion, etc.
Function • Pancreas:Exocrine- digestive enzymesEndocrine- pumps hormones into bloodstream, insulin, and glucagon
Function (cont.) • Pineal:Melatonin- wake-sleep cycle, sexual development • Serotonin- helps to regulate “good mood” feelings • Dimethyltryptamine (DMT)- dreaming ,and or “psychoactive” activities
Diseases • Pancreatis- Majority of the time caused by gallstones or alcohol • Symptoms- Upper abdominal pain, Nausea, progressive vomiting whilst eating
Diseases cont. • Excess Melatonin- caused by excess production through lack of light or excess melatonin intake • Symptoms, Daytime Drowsiness, fatigue , lack of drive or depression
Interesting facts • The pineal gland is also known as the third eye • The “gateway to our real selves” • Pancreatic cancer is fatal, chances of surviving it are low, the survival rate is 20% in the first year of acquisition.
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CC • What are the functions of the pancreas and the pineal gland? • Pineal Gland-Melatonin- wake-sleep cycle, sexual development,PancreasExocrine- digestive enzymesEndocrine- Pump hormones into bloodstream, Insulin, and glucagon. Regulates glucose • What hormones do both glands secrete? • Glucagon,Insulin for pancreas and melatonin for pineal gland • How fatal is pancreatic cancer? • Very fatal with chances of survival very low • How does one get excess melatonin? • By taking melatonin pills or having their pineal gland produce excess melatonin `