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Endocrine Glands

Names and secretions

Pancreas regulates storage of sugar (glucose) in the body
Pineal regulates sleep-wake cycle and the hormone melatonin
testes produce sperm cells and testosterone
Thyroid controls the rate of metabolism and influences growth
bloodstream How do hormones travel in your system?
ovaries produce estrogen; stores and releases mature eggs
Pituitary often called the "master gland"
adrenal located on top of the kidneys; releases the hormones cortisol and adrenaline
Parathyroid four small glands located on the back of the thyroid that regulates calcium and phosphorus in the body
endocrine Glands that release hormones into the bloodstream
exocrine glands which secrete chemical substances into ducts that lead either to other organs or out of the body
Hormones Chemicals produced by your glands that regulate the activities of different body cells
Created by: rufuspat