Ch18NotesSum11 - Fig 18-1 p 607 Ch 18 The Endocrine System...

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1 Fig. 18-1, p. 607 Ch. 18 – The Endocrine System = all cells, tissues, and organs that produce hormones (= chemical messengers) that have effects on target cells elsewhere in the body Is needed to control coordinated, widespread activities and gradual, sustained, long-term processes – E.g. metabolism, growth, development, reproduction, etc. Table 18-1, p. 605 Intercellular communication (local hormones) (the nervous system) = long distance control (generally)
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