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Heredity and Hormones Chad McKenrick 6/16/2011 University of Phoenix
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The endocrine system is much like the nervous system though their bodily responses in the body are usually slower than that of the nervous system though the jobs between the two are very similar. Like the nervous system the endocrine system uses chemicals to communicate to the body. The endocrine system communicates to the body with hormones that are produced threw the endocrine glands that secret hormones. These hormones travel threw the blood stream to the targeted organs of the body to produce specific effects within the body. There are several types of hormones and glands that are involved in the body. The hypothalamus and pituitary glands control much of the endocrine system and the endocrine systems functions. The two of these hormones produce a variety of hormones that are important in the female cycle, pregnancy, birth and lactation. They also have a function on the kidneys to regulate water excretion and also endorphins that dull pain in injured area of the body. The thyroid gland produces thyroxin that regulates metabolism in the body when the thyroid
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course BEH/ 225 9006303250 taught by Professor Provone during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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