The Importance Of The Endocrine System

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“If you skew the endocrine system, you loose the pathways to self. When the endocrine patterns change, it alters the way you think and feel. One shift in the pattern tends to trip another”- Hilary Mantel. The endocrine system supports the growth and development, metabolism, and sexual functions, among other things. Endocrine comes from the Greek word “endo” meaning to secrete. Endocrine system includes a collection of glands that produce hormones, which are directly sent to the blood stream to change and effect the target cell. These changes in activity are strictly balanced to maintain homeostasis. Endocrine glands were first recognized as ductless glands as they have no external ducts and which discharge their secretions directly into the …show more content…
The upper torso includes one gland called the thymus gland. This organ is found in the chest that produces hormones called T cells. T cells produced are inactive during puberty. These T cells act as white cells to protect the body throughout your life. On the other hand, lower torso gland contain important organs found in the adrenal glands and pancreas. The adrenal glands are a pair of gland superior to the kidney that have two layers of different functions, such as the function of beinglk first line of response to stresses. The pancreas located in the abdominal cavity, contains 1% of endocrine cells. Its function is to produce hormone insulin to control blood sugar levels. The most important organ in a female reproductive system is called the ovaries. These are located on the sides of the uterus. There importance is to produce female sex hormones and gametes that are fertilized. Uterus is responsible for the development of embryo during pregnancy, which is located in the female reproductive system. As a strong organ, it is able to impel a full term baby. The last main gland in the lower torso is the testes or testicles. These are a pair of organs of the male’s reproductive system. Both nerves and blood vessels travel through spermatic cords to support the testes. The testes produce sperm cells and male sex hormone celled testosterone. Unfortunately, cancer can affect these glands as you get

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