Endocrine System

Enzyme Amplification and Hormone Clearance

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What is enzyme amplification?
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Enzyme amplification 

Enzyme amplification described the phenomenon of when one hormone molecule activates thousands of additional enzyme molecules. This in turn produces a significantly greater response.

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What is hormone clearance?
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Hormone clearance 

Hormone clearance occurs when the hormone that has caused a specific reaction needs to be deactivated, or in other words, broken down. This is usually done through the means of enzymes in the target organs. The broken-down hormones are then passed on through the liver, to either be deaminated or broken down further before passing out of the body via the kidneys.

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Endocrine System
Types of Hormones
Enzyme Amplification and Hormone Clearance
The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
Pituitary Gland Hormones
Other Endocrine Glands
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