Hormones

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  • Hormones
    • ADRENALINE
      • Adrenal glands
      • Prepares the body for a "fight" or "flight" response
      • Increases heart rate, blood flow and blood sugar levels
    • ADH
      • Pituitary glands
      • Adjusts water levels
      • Increases permeability of the kidneys to water
    • TESTOSTERONE
      • Testes
      • Main male sex hormone
      • Promotes male secondary sexual characteristics, e.g. facial hair
    • INSULIN
      • Pancreas
      • Adjusts blood sugar levels
      • Stimulates the liver to change glucose into glycogen for storage
    • PROGESTERONE
      • Ovaries
      • Supports pregnancy
      • Maintains the lining of the uterus
    • OESTRAGEN
      • Ovaries
      • Main female sex hormone
      • Controls menstrual cycle and promotes female secondary sexual characteristics e.g. widening of the hips
  • Controls menstrual cycle and promotes female secondary sexual characteristics e.g. widening of the hips

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