Communication between cells and tissues is essential to maintain normal body functions. The complex systems responsible for this are the Endocrine and Neuroendocrine systems.
Neuroendocrine cells create a network to support our well-being by monitoring what is happening within our bodies, like a finely tuned orchestra, keeping everything balanced. They communicate with each other to release specific substances when stimulated, such as gut hormones, to help our bodies function normally.
In health, neuroendocrine cells have many functions controlling:
🍝 How fast food moves through the gastrointestinal tract
💨 Air and blood flow through the lungs
❤️ Blood pressure and heart rate
🩸 Amount of glucose in the blood
🦴 Bone and muscle development
When neuroendocrine cells undergo malignant transformation, they can develop into either:
– Neuroendocrine Tumours
– Neuroendocrine Carcinomas
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