Hormones

A bit about nerves too!

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What is the definition of 'hormones'?
Hormones are chemical messengers which travel in the blood to activate target areas
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Where are hormones transported around the body?
In the blood plasma
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Where are hormones produced?
They are produced and secreted by glands
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Which gland is found in both males and females?
The pituitary gland
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Which gland is only found in females?
The ovaries
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Which two main hormones does the pituitary gland produce?
FSH and LH
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Which main hormone do the ovaries produce?
Oestrogen
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What is the speed, length of time and area affected by nerves?
Very fast message, act for a very short time, and act on a very precise area
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What is the speed, length of time and area affected by hormones?
Slower message than nerves, act for a long time, and act in a more general way
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Where are hormones transported around the body?

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In the blood plasma

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Where are hormones produced?

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Which gland is found in both males and females?

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Which gland is only found in females?

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