The Endocrine System


Endocrine System

  • A network of glands across the body that secrete chemical messages called hormones.
  • Helps to regulate the activity of cells and organs in the body.
  • Uses blood vessels around the body to target a specific cell to produce different effects.

The Hympothalamus

  • Connected to the pituitary gland and is responsible for stimulating or controlling the release of hormones from the pituitary gland. 
  • Control system which regulates the endocrine system.

Pituitary Gland

  • Master gland because the hormones released by the pituitary gland control and stimulate the release of hormones from other glands in the endocrine system.
  • Divided into the anterior (front) and posterior (rear) lobes, which release different hormones.
  • Anterior lobe releases adrenocortical trophic hormones (ACTH) which stimulates the adrenal cortex and the release of cortisol. 
  • Also


No comments have yet been made