Unit 7: No
During class, we have focused on the traditional endocrine glands and their secretions. However, secretions from a variety of cells, tissues, and organs can also be considered to be endocrine. The kidney is not thought of as a traditional endocrine organ, yet renin is a very important hormone. The heart too, is not thought of as a traditional endocrine organ, yet it secretes ANP, another important hormone. Choose one of the above mentioned hormones and describe :
a.what triggers it’s release
b. it’s action (list any secondary hormones that may be activated)
c. it’s role in blood pressure control.