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Endocrine - Glands - (PTA - irongirl)
|Connects to the pituitary gland and is responsible for body temp.,appetite, sweating, thirst, sexual behavior, rage, fear, BP, sleep.
|"The Master Gland" influenced by factors such as seasonal changes or emotional stress. Secretes endorphins that act on the nervous system and reduce a person's sensitivity to pain.
|Butterfly shaped, produces triiodothyronine and thyroxine that act to control the rate at which cells burn the fuel from food.
|Four of these that produce parathyroid hormone which important to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate.
|Regulate water and sodium balance, the body's response to stress, immune system, sexual development and function, metabolism.
|Islets of Langerhans - hormone producing cells (glucagon & inculin).