Hormones - Hormones Althoughitmayseemlikeafarfetched

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Hormones Although it may seem like a far-fetched  notion that a small chemical can enter  the bloodstream and cause an action at  a distant location in the body, this  scenario occurs every day. The ability  to maintain homeostasis and respond  to stimuli is largely due to hormones  secreted within your body. Without  hormones, you could not grow, maintain  a constant temperature, produce  offspring, or perform the basic actions  that are essential for life. The endocrine system produces  hormones that are instrumental in 
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maintaining homeostasis and regulating  reproduction and development.  hormone  is a chemical messenger  produced by a cell that effects specific  change in the cellular activity of other  cells (target cells). Unlike exocrine  glands (which produce substances  such as saliva, milk, stomach acid, and  digestive enzymes), endocrine glands  do not secrete substances into ducts 
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Hormones - Hormones Althoughitmayseemlikeafarfetched

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