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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.