Box 1.2Principles of feedback control in the endocrine system

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The activity of the thyroid gland, adrenal cortex and gonads is controlled by the feedback effects of their circulating hormones on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. The secretory activity of glands not under direct control of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis i.e. endocrine pancreas and parathyroid gland is controlled by feedback signals of the regulated variable they control blood glucose and calcium

Abbreviations: GH, growth hormone; PRL, prolactin.

From: Chapter 1, Principles of endocrinology

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Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach.
Nussey S, Whitehead S.
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