Endocrine glands

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Pineal Gland
Produces melatonin
Pituitary gland
Produces: growth hormone, anti-diuretic hormone, Gonadotrophins.
Thyroid gland
Produces Thyroxine
Adrenal gland
produces adrenaline
Pancreas
Produces insulin and glucagon
Ovaries
Produces Oestrogen and Progesterone
Testes
Produce Testosterone
Thymus
Produces Thymosin
Melatonin
affects reproductive development and daily physiologic cycles
growth hormone
Controls growth of bones and muscles
Anti-diuretic hormone
Increases re-absorpton of water in kidneys Aumenta la re-absorpton de agua en los riñone
Gonadotrophins
Controls development of ovaries and testes
Thyroxine
Controls rate of metabolism and rate that glucose is used up in respiration and promotes growth
Adrenaline
Prepares the body for emergencies, increases heart rate and rate and depth of breathing, raises blood sugar level so more glucose is available for respiration, diverts blood from gut to limbs
Insulin
Converts excess glucose into glycogen in liver
glucagon
converts glycogen back to glucose in liver
Oestrogen
Controls ovulation and secondary sexual characteristics
Progesterone
prepares the uterus lining for receiving an embryo
Testosterone
Controls sperm production and secondary sexual characteristics
Thymosin
Promotes production and maturation of white blood cells
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