Endocrine System

Caleb Aridano- Ava Lundy

What is made up of?

The endocrine system is made up of the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries (in females) and testicles (in males)

What does it do?

The main function of endocrine glands is to secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. Hormones are chemical substances that affect the activity of another part of the body (target site). In essence, hormones serve as messengers, controlling and coordinating activities throughout the body.

Where is my "Endocrine System?"

Your Endocrine System is located throughout your body. Part of your endocrine system is located in your brain. The other part of your Endocrine System is located in your throat. You also have part of your Endocrine system located on the top of your kidneys. Other parts of your Endocrine System are located in your stomach. Males have the last part of their Endocrine System located under their penis. Females have part of their Endocrine system located in the vagina.
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What glands are in the Endocrine System?

  • hypothalamus
  • pituitary gland
  • thyroid
  • parathyroids
  • adrenal glands
  • pineal body
  • reproductive glands (which include the ovaries and testes)
  • pancreas
  • How is Homeostasis maintained

    What other systems does it interact with?

    • Nervous System - The Endocrine System works with this system by sending hormones to cells and thereby causing a physical reaction. These hormones provide feedback to the brain and affect neural processing, which give your body instructions on how and when to react to certain extrema. Other hormones, such as reproductive hormones, affect the development of the nervous system.
    • Digestive System - The Endocrine System works with this system through the pancreas, which produces the hormone insulin. When we digest carbohydrates (through the digestive system) they are then transformed into sugars. The pancreas, which is part of the endocrine system, produces the hormone insulin to regulate how fast the sugars are consequently broken down; therefore, insulin regulates the amount of sugar in the blood.
    • Circulatory System - The Endocrine System works with this system because it works as the transport system for endocrine information. It basically works with the circulatory system to send hormones throughout the body where they can be received by various organs and cells, and are then put to use through bodily functions.

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