The Endocrine System

By: Mason Broberg, and Roman Castaneda 6th period

¨The Regulators¨

What is the Endocrine System?

The endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones, chemical substances produced in the body that regulate the activity of cells or organs. These hormones regulate the body's growth, metabolism (the physical and chemical processes of the body), and sexual development and function.

Other systems our body system interacts with

The endocrine system secretes hormones into blood and other body fluids. These chemicals are important for metabolism, growth, water and mineral balance, and the response to stress. Hormones provide feedback to the brain to affect neural processing. Reproductive hormones affect the development of the nervous system

Diagram of the endocrine system

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Major organs inside the endocrine system

The major glands of the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive organs (ovaries and testes). The pancreas is also a part of this system; it has a role in hormone production as well as in digestion.