human endocrine system

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  • human endocrine system
    • pituitary gland
      • stimulates other glands to produce hormones to bring about effects
    • thyroid
      • produces thyroxine
        • involved in regulating; metabolism, heart rate, temperature
    • adrenal gland
      • produces adrenaline
        • 'fight or flight' response
    • ovaries (females only)
      • produce oestrogen
        • involved in the menstrual cycle
    • testes (males only)
      • produces testosterone
        • controls puberty and sperm production
    • pancreas
      • produces insulin
        • used to regulate blood glucose levels


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