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Pituitary grape-size; master gland; releases hormone called ACTH; controls growth of whole body
ACTH secreted by pituitary gland ( anthropocentric hormone )
Thyroid butterfly shaped; controls weight
TSH lab test for thyroid
Parathyroid controls calcium; 4 glands; each the size of a grain of rice
Thymus begins to disappear at puberty
Diabetes 1 early on set; unpreventable blood sugar disease
Diabetes 2 blood sugar disease; preventable; usually by eating
Adrenal produces adrenaline
Ovary female gland
Adrenaline hormone that produces fight or flight
Testies male gland
Glands secrete hormones
Estrogen female hormone
Hyperglycemia high blood sugar
Testosterone male hormone
Hypoglycemia low blood sugar
Endocrine secrete blood directly with NO duct
Hyperthyroidism overactive thyroid
Exocrine secrete blood through ducts
Hypothyroidism under-active thyroid
Hormones chemicals released by glands (specific reasons)
Pineal gland controls sleep; least known about this gland (mystery gland); releases hormone melatonin
Pancreas produce insulin; secretes digestive juices; both endocrine and exocrine
Created by: sunshine8502