Thursday, October 27, 2011

Review of Endocrine System

In lab, we studied the endocrine system using the following tools:

1.  The Torso Model - on this model we identified the thyroid, parathyroids, pancreas, and adrenal glands.  (The pancreas is further subdivided and has several numbers labeling it.  If asked to identify "pancreas", any of those numbers would be correct.)

2.  The flat model - the purple plastic teaching model was used to look at the endocrine organs.  On this model we identified thyroid, pancreas, adrenal (both cortex and medulla) and gonads.

3.  The figure in the book - this figure is what I usually use for the structures in the brain (hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal gland) since they are not shown clearly on the models.  This figure was the basis of your last lab quiz, which is graded and the answer key is posted in the lab.

4.  Slides - be able to identify pituitary and tell anterior (adenohypophysis) from posterior (neurohypophysis).  Be able to identify thyroid gland.  Be able to identify adrenal cortex and the three zones.  Be able to identify pancreas and the Islets of Langerhans (pancreatic islets).

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