Heredity and Hormones week 2

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Heredity and Hormones Candace Wilson BEH 225 March 18 th , 2011 The endocrine glands produce hormones that are carried through the body by the bloodstream. Hormones carry messages through the body. Speed is the difference between the nervous system and the endocrine system, by a few hundredths of a second it takes to produce nerve impulses throughout the entire body. There are four different kinds of glands. The thyroid gland is below the voice box and the primary hormone that it produces is thyroxin. Thyroxin regulates the metabolism and tells the body how alert, energetic, thin, or fat that the body intends to be. The thyroid gland can create being overly excited, not sleeping, short attention span, fatigue, agitation, not acting like one’s self, and quick decision making. It can also affect concentration and focusing. The pineal gland is in the middle of the brain and produces the hormone melatonin. Melatonin lets the body regulate when to sleep and when to wake up. The hormone also reproduces jet lag. The pituitary gland is on the underside
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course HSM 230 taught by Professor Dowdell during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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