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  • The Endocrine System

    The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones, which regulate metabolism, growth & development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep & mood, and tissue function. The endocrine system is made up of the pituitary gland, thryroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries, and testicles. (Frucht, 2012 p.315). A gland selects and removes materials from the blood, hormones then travel through the blood to target organs to adjust their activity. This system affects almost every organ and cell in the body, and it also plays a viral role in maintaining homeostasis. While, the exocrine system is the system of glands that produce and secrete substances to either protect or lubricate the body. Exocrine glands include; sweat, salivary, mammary, the prostate, gastric, and many other.…

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  • Endocrine System Research Paper

    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…

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  • Endocrine System Essay

    The endocrine system is one of the major systems in the body, it is one of the two systems established for regulating the body to achieve homeostasis. This system plays a role in long distance intercellular communication, coordination, and homeostasis control (Rice University-Open Stax, 2016). It is made up of a collection of glands which produce hormones, regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, mood, in addition to a plethora of other…

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  • Essay On Endocrine System

    Mandy Roberson Endocrine System The endocrine system has to do with the hormones of the body. Hormones are chemical messengers that travel throughout the bloodstream to other tissues. These hormones are secreted by endocrine glands throughout the body. Hormones help with the functions of certain organs and glands and help with digestion, muscle contraction, sex hormones for reproduction, sleep, and much more. They can really dictate how chemicals in the body react. The major function of the…

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  • Chapter 18 Endocrine System Exam

    Chapter 18- The Endocrine System Exam 1 Name:_______________________ You are on your honor to do this take home test on your own. You may use any book, but you must list below the title, author, and page number for any book other than your text. You may use the internet search, but you must list below the exact web page address. You may not consult any live person on any aspect of the class until you turn the test in. This test is due at the beginning of Class Wednesday, February 6, 2007. …

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  • The Endocrine System Affects The Rest Of The Human Body

    The Endocrine System controls bodily functions that tend to occur over a long time. Taking a similar role to the nervous system to keep the body in a state of homeostasis. Through the use of a negative feedback loop the Endocrine system insures the proper amount of hormone is in the body at any given time. These hormones serve functions from growth to balancing ion levels in the body. The Endocrine system is specifically down to the hormone meant for homeostasis. The Endocrine System is…

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  • Nervous And Endocrine System Essay

    1 Hypothalamus – a small region of the brain that is a major link between the nervous and endocrine system. The hypothalamus controls the autonomic nervous system and regulates body temperature, hunger, thirst, fear, rage, and sexual behavior. The hypothalamus control feeling such as pain, stress, and emotional experiences. (1) 2 Pituitary gland – the “master endocrine gland” because it secretes many hormones that control other endocrine glands. It is a “pea-shaped structure that attaches to…

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  • The Nervous System: The Brain, The Endocrine System

    #2 Describe in detail the structure and function of any of the following: the nervous system, the brain, the endocrine system. Include charts with you description if you desire. Simple moments, decisions or reactions all have one thing in common, the brain. The brain is the control center for human’s entire body, giving signals at all times on what to do or how to respond. Nerves that connect your body to the brain are responsible for gather information to give to the spinal cord to give to…

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  • Two Important Parts Of The Endocrine System

    The most affected system is the nervous system. It is the nervous system because when you receive a concussion your brain is pushed up against your skull. The brain transports messages to other parts of your body and since your brain is injured you are most likely to have trouble reacting to things and may not feel as much pain as you usually would. Two important parts of the endocrine system, the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, are located in or near the brain. Traumatic brain injures…

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  • Roles Of The Endocrine System

    The Endocrine System is considered to be an integrative system because the hormones which are produced by this system act at the distance, many of those substances act in the different organs. The endocrine system and nervous system work together to coordinate functions of all systems in human body, they are responsible for maintaining the internal environment, nearly all physiological processes are affected by the hormones. They regulate almost all body function starting from metabolism, grow…

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