Types of Hormones
Hormone Gland Function
Growth hormone Pituitary Causes growth
Insulin Pancreas Controls blood sugar
Adrenalin Adrenal Prepares body for action
Oestrogen and prosterone Ovaries Sex characteristics in women
Testies Testosterone Sex characteristics in men
Released in short pulses, mostly during first hours of sleep and in response to stress. Growth hormone deficency is a medical condition. Athletes use HGH as a type of therapy. Controls production of growth. Regulates muscle and fat in body.
Risks include: abnormal growth, high blood pressure, increase in sweat.
Has many bodily functions, regulating heartbeat, blood vessels and air diameters. Great for fight and flight. Released by adrenal gland. Helps with asma and allergic reactions.
Secreted into the blood to cause your glucose levels to rise. It controls your glucose levels. If no control diabetes can occur.
Male sex hormone. Required for sperm production, development of reproductive organs, facial hair, deeper voice and muscles. Produced in testies and flows into a women's ovaries during sexual intercourse.
Oestrogen and Progestrone
Stimulates changes in puberty.Oestrogen increases deposition of fatty tissue. Created by ovaries. Helps with bone growth. Progestrone affects uterus to prepare for pregnancy during the menstraul cycle.
The Nervous System
The nervous sytem controls the nerves. Goes through signal proccess. Action proccesses. Is more voluntary.
Stimulas-Receptors-Sensory Neurone-Relay Neurone (in spine)-Motor neurone-Reaction
The endorcine system controls your hormones. Shorter proccesses. Internal proccesses. Automatic proccess.