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Endocrine

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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.