The endocrine system and fight or flight response

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  • Created on: 17-05-18 13:02

The endocrine system releases hormones and affects various parts of the body such as the organs and the heart

  • Hypothalamus: stimulates and controls the release of hormones from the pituitary gland
  • Pineal gland: releases melatonin, which is responsible for important biological rhythms including the sleep-wake cycle
  • Pituitary gland: sometimes known as the 'master gland' because the hormones it releases  control and stimulate the release of hormones from other glands
  • Thyroid gland: releases thyroxine, which is responsible for regulating the metabolism
  • Adrenal gland

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