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Endocrine system vocabulary
controls other body systems by releasing certain chemicals
chemicals that are produced by endocrine glands
a group of cells that makes special chemicals for your body; they make hormones
controls how fast the body uses its energy
helps us respond to danger; fight or flight;makes epinephrine (adrenalin)
male reproductive hormone
female reproductive hormone
makes insulin to help cells take in glucose; controls blood sugar levels
controls levels of vitamins and minerals in the body; controls calcium levels in blood
helps fight disease and bacteria
the gland that helps control all the other glands
turn endocrine glands ON and OFF; sends hormones where needed