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Check Point: Heredity 1 Running head: CHECK POINT: HEREDITY AND HORMONES Check Point: Heredity and Hormones You’re Name Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Check Point: Heredity and Hormones The endocrine system plays a key role in helping to coordinate and integrate complex psychological reactions. The endocrine glands releases chemical substance called hormones that are carried throughout the body by the bloodstream. Hormones serve a similar function to neurotransmitters, which carry the messages. Hormones take seconds or even minutes to reach their goal. At certain stages of development, hormones organize the nervous system and body tissue. At puberty hormones trigger the development of secondary sex characteristics, including breast on females, deeper voices in males, and pubic hair and underarm hair in both sexes. Hormones also affect behavior. They affect alertness, sleepiness, excitability, sexual behavior, concentration, aggressiveness, reactions to stress, even companionship. Hormones have dramatic effects on mood, emotions, learning ability, and the ability to fight disease. Another part of the endocrine system is the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located just below the larynx. It produces one primary hormone that regulates the bodies’ rate of metabolism and thus how alert and energetic people are and how fat or thin they tend to be. An overactive thyroid can produce a
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