A 50-year-old member asked:
If endocrine glands are not connected to each other, how does the endocrine system work?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
The circulation: Hi. Hormones made in one place (a gland) are transported throughout the body by the circulatory system to target tissues (tissues where the hormone affects/regulates tissue function).
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Dr. Diane Minichanswered
Family Medicine 39 years experience
They are secreted: into the circulatory system which carries them to other areas in the body
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How does the endocrine system work?
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Dr. Linda DiMeglioanswered
Pediatric Endocrinology 30 years experience
Hormone actions: The "endocrine system" is actually a series of systems each of which works through feedback loops to coordinate the function of a variety of different hormones, glands, or organs. The term "endocrine" means that the effects are mediated through hormones that work at a site that is remote from where they are produced. This is different from "paracrine" systems that work on adjacent organs.
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