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endocrine system

a system of glands that chemically controls the functions of cells,tissues, and organs through secretion of hormones.

hormones

chemicals produced made by an endocrine glands

gland

produces and secretes hormones, there are 2 kinds; duct and ductless

endocrine

they are the ductless glands that secretes hormones directly into the blood stream without passing them through a tube or duct

exocrine

they have ducts, they secrete substances onto the surface of body tissues

secrete

to produce and release hormones

excretion

releasing fluids and other waste products

endocrinology

study of the endocrine system

pituitary gland

located at the bottom or the base of the brain,the master gland, secretes hormones that control all other glands and hormones
that regulates growth

thyroid gland

endocrine gland located below the voice box; it secretes hormones that controls the rate at which the body burns energy and uses food (nutrients)

parathyroid

controls the growth of bones and the amount of calcium in your body

Pancreas

It is both a duct and ductless gland; it secretes a hormone called insulin that regulates how the body uses and stores sugars(glucose); when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin a person may have a disease called diabetes.

Adrenal glands

Secretes a hormone called adrenaline especially when a person is frighten, angry, or nervous; this causes rapid heartbeat and breathing and also sweaty palms.

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