The Endocrine System
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What is the Endocrine System
A collection af glands and groups of cells that secrete hormones, regulate growth, development, and homeostasis.
What is a Gland?
A groupe of cells that make special chemicals for the body. (Hormones)
What is a Hormone?
A substance that is made in one cell or tissue and that causes a change in another cell or tissue in another part of the body.
- A gland located on the brain that secretes hormones that affect other glands and organs.
- Stimulates skeletal growth
- Helps thyroid work properly
- Regulates amount of water in blood
- stimulates birth process in women
- A gland in the neck that increases the rate at which you use your energy
- very important during childhood and infancy
- Controls the secretion oF growth hormones
- Controls the development of the CNS
- Controls metabolism
a gland behind the the thyroid gland that regulates calcium levels in blood
- A gland behind the breastbone that is important to the immune system
- Killer T-cells grow and mature here
- Helps protect the body against pathogens
- Glands located on top of the kidneys to help the body respond to danger
- Release epinephrine- increases HR and respiration; fight or flight response
A gland deep in abdomen that regulates blood glucose levels: Insulin and glucagon
- A gland in the female pelvis that produces hormones needed for reproduction
A gland in the male pelvic region that produces testosterone
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