Integrated control and response of the circulatory system | Hormone Metabolism in the Circulation

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The effect of a hormone is dependent in part on the concentration of the hormone in the blood. Beyond its major role in the delivery of hormones to various organs and tissues, the cardiovascular system plays an important role in hormone inactivation by delivering hormones to inactivation sites, often the vascular endothelium. Inactivation sites enzymatically degrade, or selectively take up hormones for intracellular processing. A number of studies have modeled these inactivation processes and the fish gill emerges as ideally suited to decrease hormone titers in blood. This article summarizes the role of the cardiovascular system in hormone inactivation and describes methods used to mathematically model the inactivation process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080923239
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Catecholamines
  • Endocrine system
  • Exponential decay
  • Gill
  • Hormone
  • Metabolism
  • Prostaglandins
  • Tissue extraction
  • Vasoactive peptides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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