Hormones Involved In The Endocrine System

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The endocrine system is the body system that deals with hormones and controls the body’s daily activities by producing specific chemicals. The endocrine system is also in charge of making sure that the body’s functions are coordinated and working properly. An example of this would be having the same body temperature at all times and falling asleep and waking up. Hormones play a major part in the endocrine system. Hormones are the chemical product of an endocrine gland. There are different hormones that have different jobs. Certain hormones can turn on, turn off, speed up, or slow down the activities that different organs and tissues take part in. Other hormones can regulate metabolism, growth, mood, and organ function. All of the organs involved in this body system work together but are located in different…show more content…
The major organs involved in the endocrine system are glands. A gland is an organ that can produce as well as release chemicals. With this body system, endocrine glands make and distribute the chemicals into the bloodstream. There are multiple types of glands that have specific jobs involving the endocrine system. These endocrine glands are: the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, thymus, pancreas, and finally ovaries in females and testes in males. Together, these glands make up more than 30 types of hormones. Each gland has its own job in the body. The hypothalamus, located in the brain, links the nervous system and the endocrine system. It also controls the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is also located in the brain and it receives information from the hypothalamus about the body. This gland controls other endocrine glands and regulates growth, blood pressure, and water balance. The thyroid gland controls the release of energy from food molecules inside cells. The parathyroid controls and regulates the amount of calcium in the blood. The adrenal gland
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