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The Endocrine System

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tyler kress

on 9 April 2015

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The Endocrine System
The Endocrine System
The endocrine system produces chemicals that control many of the bodies everyday activities. It also regulates long-term changes such as growth and development.
Thyroid Gland
this gland controls the release of energy from food molecules inside cells
Parathyroid Gland
these tiny glands regulate the amount of calcium in the blood
The Pancreas produces the hormones insulin and glucagon, which controls the level of sugar in the blood
Ovaries (female)
The ovaries release female sex hormones. Estrogen controls changes in a female's body. Estrogen and progesterone triggers the egg development
Testes (male)
The testes release the sex hormone testosternone, which controls changes in a male's body and regulates sperm production
The hypothalmus links nervous and endocrine systems and controls the pituitay gland
Pituitary Gland
the pituitary gland controls other endocrine glands and regulates growth, blood pressure, and water balance
Thymus Gland
Hormones from this gland help the immune system develop during childhood
Adrenal Gland
These glands release several hormones. Adrenaline triggers the body
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