The Endocrine System

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The Endocrine System

By: Paige Huckaby

Functionshypothalamus: The portion of the brain that maintains the body’s internal balance Pituitary: the major endocrine gland. A pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain, the pituitary is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands.Thymus: a lymphoid organ situated in the neck of vertebrates that produces T cells for the immune system. The human thymus becomes much smaller at the approach of puberty.Thyroid: a large ductless gland in the neck that secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism.

Parts of the Endocrine SysremHypothalamusPituitaryThymusThyroidAdrenalsOvaries Testes


Endocrine System


What it DoesThe main function of endocrine glands is to secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. Hormones are chemical substances that affect the activity of another part of the body.

What it Does

FunctionsAdrenals: The adrenal cortex produces hormones that are vital to life, such as cortisol (which helps regulate metabolism and helps your body respond to stress) and aldosterone (which helps control blood pressure).Ovaries: These hormones are essential to normal reproductive function—including regulation of the menstrual cycle. Testes:commonly known as the testicles, are a pair of ovoid glandular organs that are central to the function of the male reproductive system.

*I regulate homeostasis*I am the supervising center in the brain that links the body’s two control systems*The two control systems in me are the nervous system and the endocrine system*I link these control systems by interacting with the pituitary gland*I depend on the pituitary gland for its secretions for simulationWhat am I?


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The endocrine system works with all of the other systems to make sure that everything matures properly.

What do hormones do?Hormones are a regulatory substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action.

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