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Heredity and Hormones - Heredity and Hormones Chelsea Hamm...

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Heredity and Hormones Chelsea Hamm Heredity plays a big part in your life. Where you come from is very important because it helps to explain who you are, certain things you may face in the future concerning your health, or just your type of
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personality. Hormones also play a large part in your life, especially during the adolescent years and the elderly years. The difference between these two is that heredity cannot be changed; you have it your entire life. Hormones change almost every day, some can’t be controlled and others can with medications. The Endocrine System, (which has glands such as the thyroid, adrenal, pineal, pituitary, etc) controls these hormones; however, each controls different ones. The thyroid gland controls the hormone thyroxin, which regulates the body’s metabolism. The adrenal glands, which produce epinephrine, norepinephrine and others, control the body’s reaction to stress. Separate hormones from these glands control the pupils, tells the body when to clot blood, controls blood pressure, and making the heart beat faster.
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