The Relationship Between the Nervous System and the Endocrine System

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The Relationship Between The Nervous System and The Endocrine System

The cells and tissues in the body are delicate and easily disrupted. They will only be able to function well if all aspects of their chemical and physical environment is continuously adjusted to keep them stable and in equilibrium. The process in which several body systems work together to maintain the balanced environment is called homeostasis. The endocrine and nervous system work closely together to help maintain homeostasis. Examples of where they work together are thermoregulation and osmoregulation. [1]

The nervous system is the body’s prime communication and coordination network and is constantly alive with electricity. The nervous system comprises of three
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[1] If there is an increase in temperature the nervous system acts to control the change, in order to restore homeostasis. As the body temperature increase, specialized nerve cells detect the change from the set point. They signal the temperature regulating centre in the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus sends nerve impulses to decrease muscle activity, to increase sweating and panting and for smooth muscle in

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