Pituitary (master gland)
Controls body growth, blood pressure, and water balance
Controls metabolism, which is the release of energy from food molecules inside cells
tiny glands regulates the amount of calcium in blood.
helps during the immune system during childhood and helps fight disease.
controls muscle reaction and body's response in emergency situation
estrogen and progesterone
develops female characteristics and triggers egg cell production, which prepares body for reproduction
develops male characteristics and triggers sperm cell production
controls the level of glucose or blood sugar in body
rate that your body changes food into energy and burns calories
link between the nervous system and the endocrine system. It acts like a bridge to communicate between them. It helps maintain homeostasis.