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Endocrine System Definition For Kids
Brains to Bones: Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream which direct the activity of other glands and organs. Few examples: part of the pancreas makes Insulin to help glucose fuel all the cells in the body; hypothalamus makes hormones directing the pituitary which directs ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenals, etc. Pth from parathyroid glands maintains bone/blood calcium among other things. ...Read more
The best advice I can give you to understand this is to go to the local library and find a readable book about the Endocrine system.
There are many books worth reading.
Perhaps before you go to the library you might want to read a few articles on the internet that will give some ideas to begin with.
If you do follow this please let me know what you think. ...Read more
Probably Not: Foray 48b (btk) is an insecticide using spores from a bacteria to kill gypsy moth larvae. While there have been reports of allergic resctions, these would generally manifest themselves as asthma affecting the respiratory system, or theoretically as anaphylaxis causing shock. There are no us government sites linking foray 48b to any endocrine disease. ...Read more
Endocrine: Each hormone is a chemical that control function of many different organs. Brain hormones send orders to organs to work. Brain secretes TSH to order thyroid to work to control whole body. Sexual hormones control brain and whole body, as does Insulin controls use of sugar in whole body (brain included). Then hormones are inter-dependent. Delicate balance! ...Read more
Controls everything: The endocrine system is composed of "ductless" glands that produce various hormones. Thyroid hormone controls the bodies metabolism, adrenal hormone is involved with stress hormones, pituitary hormones control other hormones of the body including reproductive hormones. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar. There are thousands of hormones in the body that control various systems. ...Read more
A good question.
Please go online and search for articles about the endocrine system but search only for articles designed for folks who have not joined any class to understand the different components.
You should find several articles specifically designed to help you understand.
Please let me know how this works out. ...Read more
Can you tell me how it affects female endocrine system leading to different behavioural consequences?
The elusive "it": Hi. Did you forget to include a vital piece of information??? What the heck is "it"??? Read your question...does it make sense to YOU? No? It doesn't to us either. Give the pertinent information, and maybe we can help. Good luck! ...Read more
Hormones: Brain (hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal)thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonads (testes and ovaries), pancreas (both endocrine and exocrine). ...Read more
What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?
Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more
Simplistic summary: The pituitary is at the base of the brain and secretes stimulating hormones to the endocrine glands, such as thyroid and adrenals. The secondary glandular secretions both feedback and modulate brain and body homeostasis. ...Read more
My endocrine system has gone haywire and I've been diagnosed with addison's, what can I expect now?
Replace hormones: Your adrenal glands are not making enough cortisol and aldosterone. These hormones are important for maintaining blood pressure and salt balance. Your doctor will put you on corticosteroids, and maybe aldosterone (florinef). You may need to adjust the dose of your medications with your doctor. With proper medical management, people with addison's disease can live long healthy lives. ...Read more
Which glands of the endocrine system would be most seriously and immediately affected by the blast?
Blast: What blast? Are you a soldier?Get a more detailed answer ›
Thyroid and. .: Of the endocrine organs, thyroid is the commonest site of cancers. Pituitary tumors while not cancers in the literal sense are still dangerous. Cancers of all endocrine organs are known to occur, e.G, adrenal, parathyroid, pancreatic islets etc. If you include testes and ovaries among the endocrine organs, these two, especially ovary is a common site of cancer. ...Read more
HRT is "Hormone Replacement Therapy" and your doctor is not going to prescribe that if your hormones are all in good order.
Ask your doctor to explain this to you or give you some relevant reading material.
You can also go on-line and find reliable and readable articles about HRT. ...Read more
Depends: If the endocrine system is not maintained well, hormones start to be disrupted, various things can happen. Depending on the hormone you can have weight gain, loss of muscle, increase in inflammation, fatigue, poor sleep. This all starts the process towards dis-ease which eventually if not stopped leads to disease. Integrative medicine works on balancing the body at all times. ...Read more
Physiology: This cannot be answered in this short a space. All the organ systems in the body interact, most commonly with feedback mechanisms. Get a physiology textbook and begin reading. It may take you some time, particularly if you are not a biology student. ...Read more
Adrenal collapse: This may occur in Meningococcal sepsis with meningitis (called the waterhouse-friedrickson syndrome), and similar condition may occur with pneumococci in persons with no spleen or with altered antibody production (myeloma, etc.). In any bacterial infection with sepsis there are alterations in glucose metabolism and Insulin and glucogon production, as well as physiological hypoadrenocorticolism. ...Read more
In 400 characters???: You've GOTTA be kidding me!!!Get a more detailed answer ›
I received a concussion last year. I'm 16 and I think it damaged my endocrine system after reading some stuff cause I haven't grown since is it possible?
Wrong question: Your question should be, How can I tell if I have stopped growing? You're 16 so you should still be seeing a pediatrician. Your pediatrician will know how to tell whether you are still growing or not. There's no point sitting around and speculating in a vacuum. ...Read more
I am aware of! Is there more to this question??
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Complex: Hi. It's complex, and hard to do in 400 characters. Pituitary/thyroid as example (hypothalamus important, but omitted for brevity). TSH from pituitary stimulates thyroid to make thyroid hormone (TH), so TH goes up. Negative feedback by TH to the pituitary cuts back the TSH secretion so that drops the drive to the thyroid so TH starts to fall. That backs off the neg. Feedback on pituitary. A ballet ...Read more
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