• pancreas
  • The pancreas is composed of two sections: the smaller endocrine portion, which is responsible for producing hormones such as insulin, somatostatin, and glucagon, and the larger, exocrine portion, which produces enzymes needed for the digestion of food. (wikipedia.org)
  • The damage can also extend into the endocrine portion of the pancreas, resulting in diabetes mellitus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Whether the diabetes is transient (temporary) or permanent depends on the severity of the damage to the endocrine pancreas beta cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • molecules
  • As opposed to endocrine factors that travel considerably longer distances via the circulatory system, other signaling molecules, such as paracrine factors involved in paracrine signalling diffuse over a relatively short distance. (wikipedia.org)
  • The movement of macromolecules and ligand molecules into the cell enables a complex transport system of intracellular signal transfers through different cellular environments until response is enabled. (wikipedia.org)
  • function
  • Second messengers may also be sent to interact with intracellular receptors in order to enter the complex signal transport system that eventually changes cellular function. (wikipedia.org)
  • functions
  • When children are malnourished, their development is compromised, resulting in stunted growth, diminished brain and cognitive functions and a weakened immune system. (mannarelief.org)
  • largely
  • The two common 5α and 5β stereoisomeric forms of steroids exist because of differences in the side of the largely planar ring system where the hydrogen (H) atom at carbon-5 is attached, which results in a change in steroid A-ring conformation. (wikipedia.org)
  • dominant
  • In a linear ranking system (often referred to as a pecking order), every member of the gender is recognized as either dominant or submissive relative to every other member, creating a linear distribution of rank. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a despotic system, one member is considered dominant while all other members of the living group are equally submissive. (wikipedia.org)