Endocrine System By Jacob, Sam and jack

Endocrine is like an orchestra working together

Recap

Central Nervous System

Brain, spinal cord, nerves from the brain

Types of nerves/neurons – motor and sensory

Peripheral Nervous System

Nerves around the body

Hypothalamus

Link the nervous system and the endocrine system.

Secretes hormones that act on the pituitary gland.

Pituitary gland (master gland) responds by either secreting other hormones or producing less of the hormones

Controls important aspects such as body temperature, rate of metabolism and water content

Hormones

Act on target cells

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Pituitary Gland (master gland)

Checks the conditions of parts of body e.g. organs, tissues, etc.

Chemical messages

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the process of containing a constant interval environment

Receptors and effectors

Body like and air-con

Proper balance of chemicals and other substances in the body

Harmonious function and coordination of all the various bodily processes and organ systems

Controls

Temperature

Water content

Glucose levels

Available energy

Oxygen

Growth

Concentration of waste in the blood

Metabolism

Metabolism - all chemicals reactions in the cells

Some chemical reactions : digestion, growth and repair, respiration and manufacture of hormones

Endothermic - temperature remains constant

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