Nerves(1) - Main Function It releases hormones into the blood to signal other cells to behave in certain ways It is a slow but widespread form of

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Main Function: It releases hormones into the blood to signal other cells to behave in certain ways. It is a slow but widespread form of communication.
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Endocrine gland s Release hormones into the bloodstream. Hormone s are chemicals released in one part of the body that travel through the bloodstream and affect the activities of cells in other parts of the body. C o ns is ts  o f:
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Pituitary Gland Function : It secretes nine hormones that directly regulate many body functions and controls functions of other glands. Disorders : To much growth hormones (GH) in early childhood can result in a condition called gigantism . To little GH can result in Pituitary Dwarfism . Ro b e rt  Wa dlo w
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Thyroid Gland Function : plays a major role in regulation the body’s metabolism. Disorders : If the Thyroid Gland produces to much Thyroxin , it can cause a condition known as Hyperthyroidism . If to little thyroxin produces it is called Hypothyroidism .
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Pancreas Function : The Insulin and Glycogen in the Pancreas help to keep the level of glucose in the blood stable. Disorders : When the Pancreas fails to produce or properly use Insulin, it can cause a condition known as Diabetes Mellitus .
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Functions : -The adrenal glands
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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Nerves(1) - Main Function It releases hormones into the blood to signal other cells to behave in certain ways It is a slow but widespread form of

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