Communication system that is slower than the nervous system.
Controls bodies growth.
Protects body in stressful situations.
Controls development of sex characteristics.
Regulates utilization of calcium.
Aids is regulating bodies water balance.
Produces insulin which aids in glucose transportation into cells.
Pituitary is the master gland that releases hormones which affects the work of other glands.
Thyroid increases metabolic rate.
Parathyroid increases the level of calcium in blood and between bone and blood.
Adrenal releases the fight or flight hormone which is cortisol and adrenalin.
Pancreas produces insulin and glucagon.
Testes are responsible for development of male sex charateristics.
Ovaries are responsible for the development of the female sex characterisics.
Conditions and Diseases
Diabetes mellitus occurs when the pancreas produces an insufficient amount of insulin.
Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland.
Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid gland with excessive secretion of hormones.