Endocrine Systems : The Endocrine System

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Joshua Pforr, Gabriel Lenz, and Jake Isles Dr. Nordloh Adv Biology 29 April 2016 The Endocrine System The Endocrine System is an extremely important system in the body, and is much needed for homeostasis and the survival of the organism. The Endocrine System consists of many components but is made up of Endocrine glands which have no ducts and usually secrete their hormones directly into the tissue fluid. It also contains many tissues that secrete hormones. The glands of the Endocrine system are located throughout the body but are mostly central to the body. The system has many functions but it has two main functions. The primary function of the Endocrine System is to produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, tissue function, and mood. Its secondary function is to release hormones to aid all the other systems in the body by telling them what to do and when to do it. This system is critical for survival because it regulates internal function through the production and releasing of hormones. The pituitary gland is a major part of the endocrine system. This gland helps regulate other functions throughout the endocrine system. There are two major parts to the pituitary gland, the posterior and the anterior. The pituitary gland is only about a third of an inch in diameter and is located at the base of the brain. The posterior pituitary gland releases the hormone Antidiuretic, which makes the kidneys increase water

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