Endocrine System

• Sex hormones promote muscle development and maintenance . . .(p. 609)

• Parathyroid hormone and other hormones regulate blood calcium and phosphate concentrations (p. 624)

• Epinephrine and norepinephrine influence contractions of cardiac muscle and smooth muscles (p. 227)

• Insulin promotes glucose entry into skeletal muscles (p. 611)

• Adipose tissue secretes hormones that regulate the sensitivity of muscles to insulin (p. 606)

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