This exercise shows three feedback loops of the endocrine system where students complete the diagram. Focus is on insulin, antidiuretic hormone, and calcitonin.
The endocrine system can be a difficult subject to cover in anatomy. It isn’t as showy as the other systems where you can label organs or dissect an eyeball. Students must also memorize a number of hormones and their functions which have complicated names like thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine. When I first started teaching anatomy,…