Nervous System

• The hypothalamus secretes hormones that control the anterior pituitary . . . .(p. 301)

• The hypothalamus produces the hormones released by the posterior pituitary (p. 301)

• Sympathetic nerves stimulate the secretions of the adrenal medulla (p. 307)

• Parasympathetic nerves stimulate the secretions of the pancreatic islets (p. 613)

• Neurons stimulate the secretion of melatonin from the pineal gland, which in turn regulates parts of the brain . .(p. 314)

• Sex hormones from the gonads regulate the hypothalamus (p. 304)

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Essentials of Human Physiology

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