Calcium homeostasis is critical for maintaining healthy body functions.
In preparation for your patient meeting, please examine the mechanisms for endocrine regulation of calcium homeostasis and apply your understanding by answering the following:
**Note: These questions may be answered using our class resources – Ch. 11 lecture discussion, PPT notes, and textbook.
Identify the two major hormones in humans that are critical for regulating calcium homeostasis.
Explain the step-by-step mechanisms by which these hormones increase extracellular calcium concentration.
Based on your understanding of #1 & #2, briefly explain how the patient’s high levels of PTH are leading to decreased bone density.
*For these questions, answers can be organized as a bullet-pointed list, a series of steps – it does not need to be written in paragraph form. Preffered mechanisms to be presented in bullet points or steps.
Chapter 11: The Endocrine System (mheducation.com)
Questions: Calcium homeostasis is critical for maintaining healthy body function