Nontraditional endocrine secretions | Anatomy homework help

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.

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