Endocrine Systems : The Endocrine System

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Endocrine System
Iesha Alexander, Racquel Shannon, Jerome Crumsey & Richard Parker
Dorsey School of Nursing
BIO 102

Endocrine System

The endocrine system is inclusive of the glands of the body and the hormones they secrete. The secretion of these hormones helps to control numerous bodily functions. Hormones are chemicals that work in correlation with your body’s systems to function properly! These hormones are secreted directly into the bloodstream. Some of the systems controlled by the endocrine system are: reproduction, metabolism, growth and development, response to stimuli and homeostasis.
Just like the body in whole, the endocrine must run as smoothly as a well-oiled machine. There’s a mix of things that must be happening in the
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The Adrenal glands secretes compounds including cortisone and adrenaline which helps you react to emergencies. This gland regulates your metabolic process in the cells and blood pressure. The Pineal gland produces melatonin, which helps regulate reproductive hormones. The Reproductive glands which includes the ovaries and testes, these glands influence blood circulation and determines mental vigor and sex drives. These glands all play major roles which work hand in hand with other body systems constantly.
The Endocrine system is unique because it serves as an information transmitter for other systems. It is the communication system that sends information to other systems coordinating when and how the rest of the body should work. It is kind of like a chief giving a lower ranking officer an order to transport to another high-ranking officer; except more microscopically and scientifically. The endocrine works well with three specific systems, the circulatory, neural and the excretory system
The circulatory system is a system that serves as a pathway to other systems for the endocrine system to transmit hormones containing information within the blood vessel. The way this happens is when an organ needs to undergo a process the gland secretes a chemical hormone into the blood that transmits to that organ giving specific instructions on when and how to carry out the task given. An example would be the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland transmitting

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