How A Body System Of My Choice Affects The Other Body Systems

1838 Words null Page
For my anatomy class I was asked to write a paper of how a body system of my choice affects the other body systems. I chose the endocrine system, it is made up of many different glands, but every gland still does a part in making sure that organs in the other body systems are well balanced. I liked the endocrine system when we went over it in class and thought it would be an excellent choice. Especially since most of it has to do with the brain and I love to study the brain. I will cover all the endocrine glands and many of the hormones they produce in this paper.
The Endocrine glands carry secretions called hormones that are mediator molecules that are released into certain part of the body to control the cells in that part of the body, most of the hormones are secreted into the interstitial fluid surrounding the secretory cells. The endocrine glands consist of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pineal glands. There are also glands that are not exclusively classified as endocrine glands these are the hypothalamus, thymus, pancreas, ovaries, testes, kidneys, stomach, liver, small intestine, skin, heart, adipose tissue, and placenta.
Hormones are a huge part of the endocrine system, they are transported all over the body but only affect certain cells. Only target cells are given a specific receptor that bind and recognize certain hormones. Hormones regulate themselves using up and down regulation. Up regulation is when a hormone is deficient and the number of…

Related Documents