Heredity and Hormones BEH225 CKPT2

Heredity and Hormones BEH225 CKPT2 - WK 2 CKPT Heredity and...

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WK 2 CKPT Heredity and Hormones Heredity and Hormones BEH 225 By: Virginia Kirby February 25, 2011
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WK 2 CKPT Heredity and Hormones Heredity is the passing of traits to offspring from ancestors. Hormones are chemical substances that are released by the endocrine glands, and they help to regulate the bodily activities. When the endocrine glands release these hormones they are carried throughout your body through your bloodstream. They are similar to the function of neurotransmitters. They carry messages. At certain stages of development, hormones organize the nervous system and body tissues. They can also have dramatic effects on moods, emotional reactivity, the ability to learn, and the ability to resist disease. There are other glands that help to regulate the body also. There is the thyroid gland which is also an endocrine gland that is located below the voice box and produces the hormone thyroxin. Thyroxin regulates the body’s rate of metabolism and the alertness and energy that people have. It has an effect on how fat or thin people are.
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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