Endocrine system

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hypothalamus

Controls all other glands.

pituitary

Controls blood P, growth, metabolism, sex development.

parathyroid

Controls calcium level.

thyroid

Controls metabolism.

metabolism

How quickly food is burned up.

thymus

Regulates immune system.

adrenal

Produces fight or flight mechanism.

pancreas

Regulates blood sugar.

insulin

Hormone that reduces blood sugar.

glucagon

Hormone that raises blood sugar.

ovary

Produces secondary female sex characteristics.

testes

Produces secondary male sex characteristics.

TSH

Hormone released by pituitary.

thyroxine

Hormone produced by thyroid.

negative feedback system

Process that controls of the amount of hormones that are in your body.

homeostasis

Balance in the human body.

hormone

chemicals produced by endocrine glands.

target

Cells that make sure hormones only affect certain glands.

endocrine

System of glands that control body functions with hormones.

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