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Ch. 23

Pituitary (master gland)

Growth Hormone

Controls body growth, blood pressure, and water balance

Thyroid

Thyroxin

Controls metabolism, which is the release of energy from food molecules inside cells

Parathyroid

Parathyroid Hormone

tiny glands regulates the amount of calcium in blood.

Thymus

Thymosin

helps during the immune system during childhood and helps fight disease.

Adrenal

Adrenalin

controls muscle reaction and body's response in emergency situation

ovaries

estrogen and progesterone

develops female characteristics and triggers egg cell production, which prepares body for reproduction

testes

testosterone

develops male characteristics and triggers sperm cell production

pancreas

Insulin

controls the level of glucose or blood sugar in body

Metabolism

rate that your body changes food into energy and burns calories

Hypothalamus

link between the nervous system and the endocrine system. It acts like a bridge to communicate between them. It helps maintain homeostasis.

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