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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
#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
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
Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?
LDL function.: LDL cholesterol does have a function in our bodies, so in some respects is necessary. The small dense LDL particles to which you refer, however, are more atherogenic than the other large buoyant LDL particles. Niacin supplementation can improve your LDL subtype, changing small dense LDL to large buoyant LDL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apart from hair color, foods they eat, are all the functioning of organs inside the human body, the type of diseases the very same in any part of world?
Yes: But we all differ in detail so the particular disease might be genetic risk. ...Read more
CA and K: Too many to describe here. Too much will kill and too little will kill. Go to wikipedia for good discussion of each. ...Read more
Yes: Yes! Not only important, but absolutely essential. We cannot survive without water. ...Read more