Author: Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

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Anatomy and Physiology: Endocrine System

Anatomy and Physiology: Endocrine System

What is an Endocrine System?

The endocrine system regulates body processes slower than the nervous system. If the latter body system uses nerve impulses to make immediate action, the former body regulating system acts by the use of chemical messengers called HORMONES, which are released into the blood to be transported leisurely throughout the body that may affect one or several organs. Glands make up the endocrine system and are responsible for producing and secreting hormones. The major glands of this body system are the following:

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