Chapter 34
Endocrine & Reproductive Systems


Q: How does the body use chemical signals to maintain homeostasis?

Think about it - One day long ago, ......

Key Questions Include:

What are the components of the endocrine system?
How do hormones affect cells?
What are the functions of the major endocrine glands?
How are endocrine glands controlled?
What effects do estrogens and testosterone have on males and females?
What are the main functions of the male reproductive system?
What are the main functions of the female reproductive system?
What are some of the most common STDs?
What takes place during fertilization and early human development?
What important events occur during the later stages of human development?

SciLinks: The Endocrine System
SciLinks: Human Growth and Development

Out of Stride

Lisa trained hard during spring track and over the summer. But as the new school year approached, she wasn't satisfied. For her cross-country team to win the state championship, she felt she needed to be faster. Then something happened.

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E. E. Just (p. 996) was one of the pioneers of cellular and developmental biology. For information about his life and work check out these links:
Just Biography
(Medical University of South Carolina)
"A Biologist par Excellence"