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Learn human body: the endocrine system

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Hello! This is the endocrine system. How may I help you? Can you tell me what then the endocrine system is all about? The endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones which are necessary for body live functions Glands are small organs located throughouth your body that releases substances called the hormones. For exemple, they help in regulating mood, growth and development tissues function and metabolism as well as sexual function and reproductive processes The pineal gland is located in the middle of the brain it secreates a hormone that may help regulate the wake-sleep circle Although it is no bigger than a little little pea, the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain, is considered the most important part of the endocrine system it's sometimes called the master gland because it makes hormones that control several other endocrine glands The hypothalamus links the nervous system to the endocrine system by the pituitary gland The hipothalamus also controls body temperature, hunger and thirst The thyroid gland, located in the front part of the lower neck is shaped like a butterfly and ususally weight less than one ounce. The thyroid gland controls the rate at which the body produces energy from nutrients. Thyroid hormones also play a key role in the bone growth and the development of the brain and the nervous system. Attached to the tyroid are four tiny glands that funcion together called the parathyroids. They release parathyroid hormone which regulates the level of calcium in the blood. The paratyroid glands located behind the tyroid controls the level of calcium in the blood Calcium, of course we know is very very important not only for the bones and the teeth but also for nerve functioning muscle contraction, blood clotting and glandular secretaion These are triangular shaped glands that fit about the kidneys they are chieftly responsible for regulating the stress levels Taking care The systems of the body respond well to a healthy diet and regular exercise and the endocrine system is no exeption! combining exercise with proper amount of sleep, relaxation techniques and lots of positive thinking help reduce stress and keep the hormonal levels balanced

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Duration: 4 minutes and 14 seconds
Country: Spain
Language: English
Views: 120
Posted by: mjosferreiro on Feb 23, 2012

Do you know what endocrine glands are?

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