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Endocrine System

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Trent Feazell

on 9 October 2014

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Transcript of Endocrine System

Thymus
This gland secretes hormones that are commonly referred to as humoral factors and are important during puberty. The role of these hormones is to make sure a person develops a healthy immune system.
Adrenaline
Hormones also release Adrenaline, adrenaline is where:
Pineal & Pituitary Glands
Pineal
Connects Endocrine
system to nervous
system and it converts
nerve signals to
into hormone signals
Hypothalamus
The hypothalamus is the part of the endocrine system that transports the hormones around the body.
The Difference
Hormone- A regulatory substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action.
Endocrine System
Adrenal Glands
This gland helps to control blood sugar. In addition, also helps your body do the following:
Islets of Langerhans
Within each islet are several types of cells, which work together to regulate blood sugar. One cell type is the beta cell. Beta cells sense sugar in the blood and release the necessary amount of insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Main Use For
This System
Thyroid Gland
The thyroid gland is located in the lower front part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormones that regulate the body's metabolism. It also plays a role in bone growth and development of the brain and nervous system in children.
Trent F.
&
Jacob C.

The Endocrine System is made up of glands that produce secrete hormones,chemical substances produced in the body that regulate the activity of cells or organs. These hormones regulate the bodies growth, metabolism, and sexual development and function
Pituitary
The pituitary gland is a pea-sized structure located at the bottom of the brain, just below the hypothalamus and attached to it by nerve fibers. It produces hormones which control other glands as well as various bodily functions.
*Promotes proper cardiovascular funtions
*Properly utilizes carbohydrates and fat
Adrenaline- When our body react to high-stress or dangerous moments it helps our cope with these situations.

Nerve Impulse- A signal transmitted along a nerve fiber. It consists of a wave of electrical depolarization that reverses the potential difference across the nerve cell membrane.
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