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Health Unit 2

Chapter 2 lesson 4

heredity passing of traits from parent to child
environment all the things that surround you every day
endocrine system sends messages around the body in the form of chemicals called hormones
hormones travel to other parts of the body and pass on messages that cause things to happen
glands groups of specialized cells that produce hormones
pituitary glands "master gland"; sends out hormones that tell the other glands what to do.
hypothalamus the real control control master; it tells the pituitary gland when to release its hormones
cartilage soft, rubbery material that bends instead of breaking: bones are not fully developed until 25 yrs of age
Created by: pauli123