Endocrine System

The endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones.


Homeostasis is the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.


Negative feedback causes a decrease in function. It occurs in response to some kind of stimulus.

Human body temperature - The hypothalamus of a human responds to temperature accordingly. If the temperature drops, the body shivers to bring up the temperature and if it is too warm, the body will sweat to cool down.

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. There are 200K to 3M US cases per year. Symptoms include sweating, nausea, excessive thirst, fatigue, hunger, sleepiness, headache, blurred vision, vomiting, weight loss. Treatments: Prescription Diabetes medication by injection: Insulin, Insulin lispro, Insulin glulisine, Insulin

Type 2 diabetes is chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. There are more than 3M US cases per year. Symptoms include fatigue, excessive hunger, or increased thirst, weight gain, blurred vision, poor wound healing, or frequent urination. Treatments: Prescription Diabetes medication: Glyburide (Micronase), Glipizide​/​metformin, Metformin​/​pioglitazone, Glipizide (Glucotrol), Glimepiride (Amaryl),