A Level Biology - Hormonal communication

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Definition
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The inner layer of the adrenal gland
Adrenal medulla
For non-steroid hormone, cells that possess a specific receptor on their plasma membrane
Target cells
A communication system using hormones as signalling molecules
Endocrine system
Unspecialised cells that have the potential to develop into any type of cell
Stem cells
A hormone released from the adrenal glands, which stimulates the body to prepare for fight or flight
Adrenaline
One of a pair of glands lying above the kidneys, which release adrenaline
Adrenal gland
Definition
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Cells found in the islets of Langerhans that secrete the hormone insulin
Beta cells
A condition in which blood glucose concentrations cannot be controlled effectively
Diabetes mellitus
Molecules that are released by endocrine glands directly into the blood
Hormones
The outer layer of the adrenal galdn
Adrenal cortex
A hormone that causes an increase in blood glucose concentration
Glucagon
The hormone, released from the pancreas, that causes blood glucose levels to go down
Insulin
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