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Need Help making a useful Health Chart

Postby hkbasravi » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:47 pm

Greetings Everyone, and thank you for taking the time to read this.

I intend to make a chart which consists of information about several of the glands in the endocrine system. Namely (starting from the coccix to the head): the prostate, genitals, adrenals, pancreas, heart, thyroid, pituitary, and hypothalamus.

I am a graphic designer and have very basic knowledge of biology, so my questions are also rather standard.

1) What is the average/healthy secretion rate of each gland mentioned above? For example, the heart has a pulse which has an average/healthy range. Can the secretion rate of each gland be expressed in terms of time, such as secretions per minute, or secretions per hour?

2) What are the hormones, steriods, and chemicals secreted by each gland?

[size=7]This chart is intended to communicate the body's natural/healthy pulses in order to view the heart as a part of a whole as opposed to an isolated entity.

This chart is not for purposes of profit or marketing, and is intended to be available online for general knowledge.
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Thanks is advance for any help.
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Postby Darby » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:00 pm

When did the prostate get on this list-?

The whole point of the endocrine system is that it's regulatory, reacting to internal changes through feedback. For the most part, hormones are produced when needed, in amounts needed to counter the feedback input.

The best you can get is maybe average daily output, which gives numbers but isn't a terribly useful measurement.
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Postby hkbasravi » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:39 pm

ok that sheds a little more light on how it functions. So the system is meant to react to various changes occuring in the body, producing hormones as a response.

So do any of the endocrine glands have functions that require a continuous rythm like the heart's pulse?

For example, when a human reaches alarm stage, adrenaline is released. If the human is at rest, are the adrenals just stagnant or do they continuously release a certain small amount of adrenaline for normal daily processes that occur inside the body?

ps. If any reader knows answers to this or can add to this topic, it is much appreciated. I am, however, reading up on this on my own, and will post progress as I discover it.
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Postby Revenged » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:12 pm

hkbasravi wrote:ok that sheds a little more light on how it functions. So the system is meant to react to various changes occuring in the body, producing hormones as a response.

So do any of the endocrine glands have functions that require a continuous rythm like the heart's pulse?

For example, when a human reaches alarm stage, adrenaline is released. If the human is at rest, are the adrenals just stagnant or do they continuously release a certain small amount of adrenaline for normal daily processes that occur inside the body?

ps. If any reader knows answers to this or can add to this topic, it is much appreciated. I am, however, reading up on this on my own, and will post progress as I discover it.


Generally, glands produce a low regulatory rate of hormone... It when the conditions change that the gland increases/decreases hormone levels to respond to the environment to return conditions to normal levels...

adrenline isn't really like that... it is primarily produced during stress and isn't really involved in homeostasis (maintenance of a constant internal environmnet)... but afaik there will always be some produced at all times...
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Postby Revenged » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:15 pm

Darby wrote:When did the prostate get on this list-?


I think you meant 'When did the HEART get on this list?' :)


the heart is no endocrine organ...
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Postby hkbasravi » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:20 am

Revenged wrote:
Darby wrote:When did the prostate get on this list-?


I think you meant 'When did the HEART get on this list?' :)


the heart is no endocrine organ...


And I am no biologist... :) But I guess what's important in what I'm trying to accomplish is not necessarily data on the endocrine glands, but rather just data on the glands from the bottom part of the body to the top. So the glands mentioned are important and its not necessary that they be endocrine glands.

So what traits does a gland have to have in order to be an endocrine gland? What does endocrine mean?
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Postby Revenged » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:39 pm

hkbasravi wrote:
Revenged wrote:
Darby wrote:When did the prostate get on this list-?


I think you meant 'When did the HEART get on this list?' :)


the heart is no endocrine organ...


And I am no biologist... :) But I guess what's important in what I'm trying to accomplish is not necessarily data on the endocrine glands, but rather just data on the glands from the bottom part of the body to the top. So the glands mentioned are important and its not necessary that they be endocrine glands.

So what traits does a gland have to have in order to be an endocrine gland? What does endocrine mean?


i'll give you a few links... it'll give you a better idea of things...

here's a picture of all the endocrine organs:

(just ignore the liver - i wouldn't call the liver an endocrine organ but everything else is)

http://scienceblogs.com/clock/upload/20 ... system.jpg

and here's quite a good summary...

http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/far ... NDOCR.html

btw, it's going to be hard to say which endocrine organs are the most important... they all do different things...
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