A bunch of glands that produces hormones
- Each gland releases a different hormone - Hormones regulates many things. Ex: Growth - The glands are located in various places
Hormones and Organs
-Hormones gets into the blood stream. There they reach the target cells.
-Target Cells: Cells that react to a specific hormone
-Hypothalamus is the link between the nervous and endocrine systems
-Hormones: triggers specific reactions from target cells
-Thyroid- hormones to controls bodies chemical reactions
-Pancreas: steadies blood sugar and mantains energy
Pituitary gland: Growth, stimulates glands to produce hormones, endorphins, ect
Adrenal Glands: deals with stress both postively and negitively, metabolism, immune system, ect.
-Testes producetestosterone -Ovaries produce estrogen.
There are more not listed
-Pituitary gland is the most important due to it's many fuctions. -Generally controls the slower processes -Too much of a hormone can cause issues such as adrenal insufficiency, diabetes,and early puperty.