endocrine system


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Related to endocrine system: Endocrine glands, Exocrine system
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the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity

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The endocrine system is a critical system in humans that comprises a group of endocrine glands and secreting organs.
1) Their results suggest one way in which these chemicals may disrupt the body's endocrine system.
Glands that make up the endocrine system include thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus,'' he said.
Endocrine glands and hormones are major elements of the endocrine system that are crucial for regulation of several body mechanisms such as growth, development and homeostasis.
Weiming Li, professor of fisheries and wildlife who helped lead the project, said: "By identifying 11-deoxycortisol as a stress hormone in lamprey, it allows us to better understand how the endocrine system in vertebrates evolved into the complex systems we see in humans today.
Long-term exposure is linked to impairment of the immune system, the developing nervous system, the endocrine system and reproductive functions.
The endocrine system is basically a system of glands that secrete chemicals called hormones into the bloodstream and the thyroid gland is a part of this.
This interplay may be due to atrazine suppressing the endocrine system during winter months, even when the insect is placed in warmer than seasonal average water.
How many items were prescribed for various conditions in Wales in 2006-07:Number of items prescribed Percentage increase or decrease on 2005-06 Gastrointestinal system Cardiovascular system Respiratory system Central nervous system Endocrine system Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary tract disorders Malignant disease and immuno-suppression Nutrition and blood Musculoskeletal and joint diseases Ear, nose and oropharynx Immunological products and vaccines Preparations used in diagnosis (0 in 2005-06) Other drugs and preparations Incontinence appliances Stoma appliances: Number of items prescribed Percentage increase or decrease on 2005-06 Gastrointestinal system 4,533,503 4.
They are also a much better representation of your health, level of fitness and condition of your heart, lungs, circulatory system, endocrine system, central nervous system and muscular system.
The body's endocrine system produces chemical substances called hormones.
Over the past decade, a growing body of evidence suggests that numerous chemicals, both natural and man-made, may interfere with the endocrine system and produce adverse effects in humans, wildlife, fish or birds.
The area of the brain called the hypothalamus, which links the nervous system to the endocrine system by synthesizing and secreting neurohormones that affect sleep, emotions, body temperature, hunger and thirst, is the mainspring of our circadian clock.
Lucille explains, "Digestion couldn't happen without the endocrine system, which produces hormones that control the necessary chemical activities.
Endocrine (pronounced EN-doe-krin) cells are part of the endocrine system and produce the hormones.