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What are hormones and what are their function in human body?
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Dr. Emily Szewczyk
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Google it
There are many substances made in ductless glands that circulate in the bloodstream that have receptors on many organs in the body.

In brief: Google it
There are many substances made in ductless glands that circulate in the bloodstream that have receptors on many organs in the body.
Dr. David Geffner
Dr. David Geffner
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