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3.07 Endocrine System

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Amber Widner

on 1 September 2015

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The Endocrine System
The endocrine system is composed of tissues and organs throughout the body that secrete hormones.
The endocrine refers to all the glands and various tissues that secrete hormones into the blood to promote growth and regulate metabolism and reproduction.
The endocrine system is similiar to sending a text message to your friend.
Blood Stream = Cellular Towers
Hormone = Text Message
Organ/Receptors = Message Inbox
Endocrine Gland = Sender
Analogy
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Analogy
3.07 The Endocrine System
Amber Widner

Analogy
The blood stream acts as the cellular towers that carry your text message to the recipient. The hormones are the text message sent out by the endocrine gland that travels through the blood stream, or 'cellular towers'. The organs or receptors are the message inbox, where the text message is carried to after passing through the cellular towers. The endocrine gland is the one responsible for the text message, the sender.
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