Endocrine System

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
endocrine system anatomy "endocrine system anatomy", by Terese Winslow (Illustrator). Anatomy of the endocrine system; drawing shows the hypothalamus, pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, thymus, adrenal gland, and pancreas. An inset shows the back view of the thyroid gland with the four pea-sized parathyroid...

The endocrine system, in addition to the nervous system, functions in the regulation of body tasks. The nerves acts via electrical impulses and neurotransmitters to cause muscular tissue tightening and glandular secretion. Exocrine glands have air ducts that lug their secretory item to a surface area. The endocrine glands do not have air ducts to lug their item to a surface. Words endocrine is originated from the Greek terms "endo," implying within, and "krine," indicating to produce or separate. The secretory items of endocrine glands are called hormones and are produced directly into the blood and afterwards carried throughout the body where they influence only those cells that have receptor sites for that hormonal agent.

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