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The endocrine system is a system of our body made up of special glands. These glands regulate, control, and coordinate many of our body’s functions such as growth, sleep, and sudden actions. They do this by sending chemicals, called hormones, made by the different glands in the body, into the bloodstream. These glands include the pituitary gland, the gonads, the pancreas and the adrenal glands. The doctors that study the endocrine system are called endocrinologists. The founding of the science of endocrinology is attributed to the French-American physician , Charles Edouard Brown-sequard. He discovered it during his research work done during the mid to late 19 th century. Another one of the glands is the thyroid gland. It is a brownish-red organ that only weighs about 28 grams or about 1 ounce. It is located around the larynx, in the throat. It secretes a hormone that regulates the metabolism and growth. In a normal, healthy thyroid gland you find the protein thyroglobulin, along with the
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course BIO 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Kennesaw.

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