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What does the endocrine system actually do?

What does the endocrine system actually do?

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

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What does the nervous system do for the body?

Master switch: Without the nervous system, your body does not work, it is the central controller of all functions. ...Read more

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What does the endocrine system do?

What does the endocrine system do?

Whoa!: Hi. I have multiple textbooks over 1000 pages each using small print to tell what the endocrine system does! 400 characters ain't gonna cut it! Would you like to narrow down your query just a tad? ;-) ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference in how the immune system deals with the TB bacteria?

I want to know what is the difference in how the immune system deals with the TB bacteria?

The lymphocyte: Whether the body can fend off TB or not is highly dependend on the cell-mediated immunity as opposed to the antibody circulating in the blood stream. This is a complex subject and I have just given you a very simplistic answer. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the respiratory system need from the immune system, and vice versa?

Can doctors tell me what does the respiratory system need from the immune system, and vice versa?

BALT: The respiratory system (lungs) has parts of the immune system in it. It is called balt-bronchial associated lymphoid tissue. There are also cells in the lining of the lung that "sample" the air for virus, bacteria, etc. These cells communicate with the immune system to eventually make antibodies that can then circulate within the body to protect from infections. ...Read more

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How does the endocrine system work with the immune system to get diabetes?

How does the endocrine system work with the immune system to get diabetes?

Antibodies: In type one diabetes, our own body's antibodies go haywire and attack the islts of langerhans of the pancreas. Islet of langerhans cells produce insulin. By the antibodies destroying the panceatic cells, no or little Insulin is produced and diabetes occurrs. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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What's the best thing you can do to boost your immune system . I have hypothyroidism and allergies does that mean that my immune is system is low ?

What's the best thing you can do to boost your immune system . I have hypothyroidism and allergies does that mean that my immune is system is low ?

Sort of: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Any problems with your thyroid gland will affect your immune system health. ...Read more

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What cause angina to affect the system and how it affect the system?

What cause angina to affect the system and how it affect the system?

Trouble for heart: Angina is an uncomfortable sensation from heart muscle suffering from lack of circulation - essentially acute oxygen deprivation. If this deprivation is not corrected, then a heart attack, with permanent heart muscle damage, can follow. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why is the innate immune system important? What does it do exactly?

Why is the innate immune system important? What does it do exactly?

Innate immune system: The innate immune system recognizes patterns so as to respond quickly to challenge. Coding for pattern recognition is hard wired into our DNA, thought to be through selective pressures through time (e.g., if unable to identify a threat such as a lethal virus, extinction could occur, leaving individuals with the ability to respond, the ability to survive). ...Read more

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What organs are in the lymphatic system? What does it do?

What organs are in the lymphatic system? What does it do?

Spleen & LNs: Spleen and lymph nodes. Fights infection and removes senescent blood cells. ...Read more

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What is a hapten? What does it do in the immune system?

What is a hapten? What does it do in the immune system?

Makes it go nuts: A hapten is molecule that is too small on its own to be recognized by the immune system, but attaches to larger molecules, such as proteins, making them trigger substantial immune reactions. Common with allergic contact dermatitis seen with plants (poison ivy: urushiol), metals (nickel, chromium), and other chemicals. Also occurs with drug allergy (penicillin: the major determinant). ...Read more

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What does nutropin (human growth hormone) do to the body? (interaction with the body) what is it creating in your body when you add it? Metabolic pathway?

What does nutropin (human growth hormone) do to the body? (interaction with the body)  what is it creating in your body when you add it? Metabolic pathway?

Grwthhormone: Neutropin is growth hormone makes you feel better and increases the muscle mass and used for weight loss. It has also been used for growth in low height people. ...Read more

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What does sodium do to the human body?

What does sodium do to the human body?

It's uses are many. : Everything from contributing to fluid balance to conducting electric impulses along nerves and muscles. ...Read more

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What does hypothermia do to the skeletal system?

What does hypothermia do to the skeletal system?

Not easy to answer: I looked up information on this question and there is not a lot of research on it One study, which I copied, found that long-term hypothermia may keep bone cells from building new bone and might break down bone- this study was in the elderly - so short answer is- don't think we really know for sure http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014482712003096 ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the cardiovascular system affect the skeletomuscular system?

Can you tell me how the cardiovascular system affect the skeletomuscular system?

Cardiovascular syste: The musculoskeletal system can not work without the cardiovascular system. The CV system supplies the energy substrate for the musculoskeletal system to work. ...Read more

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What does the respiratory system do for you?

Exchange gases: The lungs are the major organs of your respiratory system. When you breath in, you take oxygen in through your lungs and when you breath out, you expel carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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What to do if i read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that take?

What to do if i read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that take?

Varies: About 80% of those who contract hpv have cleared if by 1 year after getting it. By three years about 90% have cleared it. About 10% of people will not be able to cleaf the virus, or it will take longer than 3 years. ...Read more

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What does serotonin do for the nervous system?

What does serotonin do for the nervous system?

Serotonin is a: neurotransmitter for communication of nerve cells throughout the body especially in the brain and gut. Serotonin can affect mood, social behavior, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory and sexual desire and function. It affects mood balance. It apprears to be involved in anxiety and depression. ...Read more