The Endocrine System

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What is the endocrine system?
A network of glands throughout the body that manufacture and secrete
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What are the endocrine glands?
Special group of cells within the endocrine system who's function is to produce and secrete hormones
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What are hormones?
The body's chemical messengers. They travel through the bloodstream, influencing many different processes including mood, the stress response and the bonding between mother and baby
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What are target cells and what do they do?
Respond to a particular hormone because they have receptor cells for that hormone
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What is the pituitary gland and what is it controlled by?
The master gland who's function primary function is to influence the release of hormones from other glands. Controlled by the hypothalamus
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What are the two parts to the pituitary gland?
Anterior and posterior
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Describe the two adrenal glands
Sit on top of the kidneys, Outer part is called the adrenal cortex and the inner region is called the adrenal medulla.
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What are the two hormones produced by the adrenal glands?
Cortisol, noradrenaline and adrenaline.
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