produce and release chemical products directly into the bloodstream
Produces chemicals that control many of the body's daily activities. Regulates long-term changes like growth and development
A chemical product of the endocrine gland. Slow, speed up, turn on/off different organs/tissues. Chemical messengers
Cells that recognize the hormone's chemical structure
What makes up endocrine glands?
hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, thymus, pancreas, ovaries/testes
Tiny part of the brain that links the nervous and endocrine system. It sends nerve messages controlling sleep, hunger, and basic body processes
Pea-sized gland that regulates other endocrine glands. It also regulates growth, blood pressure and water balance
When the body does not need any more of a particular hormone it sends signals to stop the release of the hormone,
Why is negative feedback used?
It helps maintain homeostasis in the body