Hormone Essays

Metabolism and Thyroid Hormone

Part 1 1 Which rat had the fastest basal metabolic rate (BMR)? The normal rat had the faster basal metabolic rate, because it was not missing its pituitary gland or its thyroid gland. 2 Why did the metabolic rates differ between the normal rat and the surgically altered rats? How well did the results compare with your prediction? The normal rat has the highest BMR because it has the glands required to stimulate and regulate the release of thyroid hormones….

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Checkpoint Heredity and Hormones

In this essay I will compare and contrast the influence of hereditary and hormones reflection on human behavior. First I will talk about genetics, also referred to as heredity. Then I will speak on hormones. Also in this essay I will discuss the endocrine system, identification of hormones and the glands responsible for secreting them, and genetics, behavior genetics, and evolutionary psychology. Hereditary To compare heredity effect on behavior you have to start with the old question is it nature…

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Physical Development in Middle Adulthood Paper

As the human body ages and reaches a point where it is no longer growing and changing due to hormones, it slowly starts to change in other ways. Age starts to take its toll much earlier on the body than most people think. Physical, mental and emotional changes are being made in the middle parts of an adult’s life. The midpoint of a person’s life is a period from age 35 to 64, and it is referred to as middle…

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Cushing’s Syndrome

Scenario You graduated 3 months ago and are working with a home care agency. Included in your caseload is J.S., a 60-year-old man suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) related to (R/T) cigarette smoking. He has been on home oxygen, 2 L oxygen by nasal cannula (O2/NC), for several years. Approximately 10 months ago, he was started on chronic oral steroid therapy. Medications include ipratropium-albuterol (Combivent) inhaler, formoterol (Foradil) inhaler, dexamethasone (Decadron), digoxin, and furosemide (Lasix). On the way…

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Thin Layer Chromatography of Steroid Hormones

The purpose of this experiment was to test the solubility of various steroids in order to obtain more information about their structure. An unknown was also given to be included in the experiment. The test that was performed was thin-layer chromatography which required a glass plate. The known steroids used in this experiment were estradiol, hydrocortisone, cortisone, corticosterone and deoxycorticosterone. Introduction Steroid hormones are a subgroup of lipids. They are found in one of the primary endocrine glands in the…

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Heredity and Hormones

Heredity is the genes that we acquired from our parents when we were conceived and cannot be controlled by anyone as of yet. You inherit certain genes from each parent that creates a new genetic combination that creates a unique person. (Hemandez, 2008) Hormones however are responsible for many of our human functions which include our metabolism, development, growth, reproduction and sexual desire. They also impact human behavior and mood. (Hemandez, 2008) Where Heredity creates who the person is, Hormones…

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