Endocrine System

• Gastrin, produced by the stomach, helps to regulate the secretion of gastric juice (p. 584)

• Several hormones secreted by the small intestine regulate different aspects of the digestive system (p. 583)

• A hormone produced by the intestine stimulates the pancreatic islets to secrete insulin (p. 585)

• Adipose tissue secretes leptin, which helps to regulate hunger (p. 606)

• The liver removes some hormones from the blood, changes them chemically, and excretes them in the bile (p. 579)

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