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Endocrine System

Endocrine - Glands - (PTA - irongirl)

Hypothalmus Connects to the pituitary gland and is responsible for body temp.,appetite, sweating, thirst, sexual behavior, rage, fear, BP, sleep.
Pituitary Gland "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.
Thyroid Gland Butterfly shaped, produces triiodothyronine and thyroxine that act to control the rate at which cells burn the fuel from food.
Parathyroid Glands Four of these that produce parathyroid hormone which important to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate.
Adrenal Glands Regulate water and sodium balance, the body's response to stress, immune system, sexual development and function, metabolism.
Pancreas Islets of Langerhans - hormone producing cells (glucagon & inculin).
Created by: irongirl