Chapter 8-1 EndocrineSystem

Ch. 8 Lesson 1
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Endocrine System
Controls short and long-term changes by sending chemicals throughout the body
Hormone
Chemical produced by glands to control and regulate body functions
Gland
An organ that produces and releases chemicals called hormones
Negative Feedback Mechanism
The Endocrine systems way of starting and stopping the release of hormones
Pituitary Gland
Controls endocrine glands; regulates growth and development
Hypothalamus
Links and Endocrine and Nervous systems and communicates with the pituitary gland
Target Cell
Cells that are specialized to recognize certain hormones
Growth and Development
Long term changes controlled by the endocrine system