endocrine regulation


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endocrine regulation

, endocrine regulation
The secretion of macromolecules, such as insulin, into the blood stream to regulate the activities of distant cells.
See also: endocrine
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Together, these observations suggest that additional osteoblast or osteocytederived factors might be implicated in the endocrine regulation of glucose metabolism by bone [100].
Endocrine regulation of mucosal immunity: effect of sex hormones and cytokines on the afferent and efferent arms of the immune system in the female reproductive tract.
Contributed by researchers working in developmental biology, endocrinology, pediatrics, and other fields in Europe, the US, and Israel, the papers were drawn from the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Fourth Advanced Seminar and cover areas such as the local regulation of growth plate cartilage, new perspectives on the use of stem cells and cartilage tissue engineering, chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation, growth plate senescence and catch-up growth, endocrine regulation of longitudinal growth, estrogen signaling in growth plate cartilage, and methods to study cartilage and bone development.
As another example, a program focused on the health effects of stress might provide training in the neural and endocrine regulation of the stress response, the interactions between stress and the immune system, and the impact of the social environment on stress and immune system function.
However, the concentration necessary to disrupt endocrine regulation may be lower than the carcinogenic level.