The sweat glands help maintain body temperature and water content by secreting

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on the skin due to its slight acidity. The sweat glands help maintain body temperature and water content by secreting sweat. A small quantity of metabolic waste is expelled by the sweat glands as well. Hair maintains the loss of body heat. Nails protect the ends of skin surrounding the toe and finger bones. B: Describe the structures of the endocrine system by describing all major endocrine glands. Include the location, structure, and function of each gland.
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The endocrine system contains 13 crucial glands including one pituitary gland (divided into two lobes), one pineal gland, one thyroid gland, four parathyroid glands, one thymus, one pancreas (pancreatic islets), two adrenal glands, and two gonads (pair of ovaries in females and pair of testicles in males). The pituitary gland is located underneath the hypothalamus in the brain. This gland is responsible for maintaining the activity of the other glands by secreting hormones. The anterior lobe hormones include adrenocorticotropic hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, growth hormone, lactogenic hormone, luteinizing hormone,melanocyte-stimulating hormone, and thyroid-stimulating hormone. The posterior lobe hormones include antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin. The pineal gland is located in the center part of the brain. This gland is responsible for secreting the sleep-wakefulness hormone called melatonin. The thyroid gland is situated near the front area of the neck underneath the Adam's apple. This gland is responsible for secreting thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin.
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