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What are hormones and what are their function in human body?

What are hormones and what are their function in human body?

Messengers: Hormones are chemicals released by one part of the body to allow it to communicate with another part of the body. Hormones affect nearly every function of the body such as growth, metabolism, and reproduction. Thyroid stimulating hormone, growth hormone, testosterone, insulin, and adrenaline are just a few examples of the many types of hormones. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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What are the major hormones present in the human body?

What are the major hormones present in the human body?

Cholesterol!: Amazingly enough, almost all hormones are made from cholesterol. Small modifications create testosterone, estrogens, cortico steroids, progesterones and quite a few others including precursors. ...Read more

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What is hormones in human body are essential for life?

What is hormones in human body are essential for life?

All of them: Particularly cortisol. A deficiency of any hormone can be seriously life threatening. If you suspect a hormone deficiency see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please describe the name of the organs in human body which make hormones?

All of them: Every organ in your body and every cell (including bone and fate) make some sort of hormones. Most work locally, others circulate in the blood. There are thousands and thousands of them. You may be thinking of the"ductless" glands, which is very old terminology. ...Read more

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How many different hormones are there in the human body? I just need the total number.

How many different hormones are there in the human body? I just need the total number.

#of hormones. : F asks how many hormones in the human body? I just need the total number. ANS: If you define a hormone that is secreted by one cell and activates an action in another there may even be millions. If you define it as a chemical made in one organ say pit that has to circulate in the blood to affect another target organ say adrenal then there are maybe 50ish. Good google ? once u have definition down ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know some of the effects that thyroid hormones have on the cells in the human body?

Hi, I would like to  know some of the effects that thyroid hormones have on the cells in the human body?

If this is a school: assignment, you will get far more info by using a search engine. Us doctors only have 400 characters to answer questions. If this wasn't done for school than forgive me - but if it is - please remember that the doctors on HealthTap are using our own time voluntarily to help people with medical issues - not to do school assignments for others. ...Read more

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Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?

Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?

Yes: Ldl-cholesterol is important for the transport of cholesterol in the blood. Small dense particles still transport cholesterol, they are just more prone to be deposited in arterial walls compared to the lighter, less dense particles. ...Read more

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What are the effects of low high density lipoprotein in human body function?

Arteriosclerosis: Hdl is a transport lipoprotein that removes excess cholesterol from the intima (the inner lining) of arteries. Low levels impair this important cleansing function. ...Read more

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