The body’s slow chemical
communication system; a set of
glands that secrete hormones into
Helps control metabolism
Secretes insulin which is a
hormone that reduces the level of
sugar( glucose) in the blood.
4 located on the thyroid. They
help control the level of calcium in
the blood and helps maintain
balance of phosphorus.
Secretes estrogen and
progesterone in women.
Secretes the male hormone
A sort of master gland.
It is a cherry sized gland.
The hormone it secretes affect
growth and the secretion of other
The real boss is the hypothalamus
– links the endocrine and nervous
Brain Pituitary Other glands
When the amount of a particular
hormone in the blood reaches a certain
level, the endocrine system sends
signals to stop the release of that
(Like a Thermostat & furnace)
A pair of endocrine glands just
above the kidney
They secrete epinephrine and
norepinephrine which help to
arouse the body in times of stress.
Located in the brain. It secretes
melatonin – a hormone that helps
regulate wake/sleep patterns.
• Hormones help the
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• Helps with immunity