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The Endocrine System

The Endocrine System

Communication

Chemical

Main Function:

It releases hormones into the blood to signal other cells to behave in certain ways. It is a slow but widespread form of communication.

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Endocrine glands Release hormones into the bloodstream.

Endocrine glands Release hormones into the bloodstream.

Hormones are chemicals released in one part of the body that travel through the bloodstream and affect the activities of cells in other parts of the body.

Consists of:

The Endocrine System

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Pituitary Gland

Pituitary Gland

Function: It secretes nine hormones that directly regulate many body functions and controls functions of other glands.

Disorders: To much growth hormones (GH) in early childhood can result in a condition called gigantism. To little GH can result in Pituitary Dwarfism.

Robert

Wadlow

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Thyroid Gland

Thyroid Gland

Function: plays a major role in regulation the bodys metabolism.

Disorders: If the Thyroid Gland produces to much Thyroxin, it can cause a condition known as Hyperthyroidism. If to little thyroxin produces it is called Hypothyroidism.

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Pancreas

Pancreas

Function: The Insulin and Glycogen in the Pancreas help to keep the level of glucose in the blood stable.

Disorders: When the Pancreas fails to produce or properly use Insulin, it can cause a condition known as Diabetes Mellitus.

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Adrenal Gland

Adrenal Gland

Functions:

-The adrenal glands release Adrenaline in the body that helps prepare for and deal with stress.

-Also regulates kidney function.

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Ovaries

Ovaries

Functions:

Pair of reproductive organs found in women that produce eggs.

Also secrete estrogen and progesterone, which control ovulation and menstruation.

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Testes

Testes

Functions:

Pair of reproductive glands that produces sperm.

Also secrete Testosterone to give the body its masculine characteristics.

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Interaction of Glands

Interaction of Glands

The hypothalamus is located in the brain and controls the release of hormones from the pituitary gland. It is an important link between the endocrine and nervous systems.

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