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endocrine system

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controls the other body system with hormones
endocrine glands
release hormones
hormones
chemical signals that travels through the blood
pituitary
master gland that controls growth, development and other endocrine glands
thymus
hormones made here make your body produce cell that fight infections
thyroid
controls your metabolism, how your body uses energy
adrenal glands
produce hormone that allow you to respond to stress
adrenaline
hormone responsible for the fight or flight syndrome
fight or flight syndrome
body's response to a stressful or threatening situation
hypothalamus
controls the amount of water in our blood
pancreas
make insulin controls how much glucose is in blood
ovaries and testies
produce hormones, estrogen and testosterone that produces secondary sex characteristics and controls reproduction