THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

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THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
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  1. GLAND
    IS A GROUP OF SPECIALIZED CELLS THAT SECRETE A SUBSTANCE IN RESPONSE SIGNALS
  2. ENDOCRINOLOGY
    SPECIALTY THAT STUDIES THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS,THIER SECRETIONS AND RELATED DISORDERS
  3. EXOCRINE GLANDS
    SECRETE SUBSTANCES INTO DUCTS THAT OPEN ONTO THE BODY'S EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL SURFACES.
  4. ENDOCRINE GLANDS
    SECRETE HORMONES DIRECTLY INTO THE BLOODSTREAM.
  5. HORMONES
    ARE CHEMICAL REGULATORS THAT INTEGRATE AND COORDINATE BODY ACTIVITIES.
  6. FUNCTIONS OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
    • GROWTH AND MATURATION
    • REGULATES GROWTH AND MATURATION
    • REGULATES BODY'S RESPONSE TO STRESS
  7. FUNCTIONS OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
    • METABOLISM
    • REGULATES METABOLISM, ABSORBTIONS OF NUTRIENTS, AND THE USE OF GLUCOSE IN CELLULAR RESPIRATION
    • MAINTAINS BODY pH BY MAINTAINING FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE CONCENTRATIONS
  8. FUNCTIONS OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
    • REPRODUCTION
    • PRODUCES SEXUAL CHARACTERISTICS
    • CONTROLS REPRODUCTIVE AND BIRTH PROCESSES
    • ACTIVATES LACTATION
    • INFLUENCES SEXUAL RESPONSE
  9. PITUITARY GLAND AKA HYPOPHYSIS

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