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? ;-)

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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...

How does the endocrine system work?

Hormone actions. The "endocrine system" is actually a series of systems each of which works through feedback loops to coordinate the function of a variety of different hormones, glands, or organs. The term "endocrine" means that the effects are mediated through hormones that work at a site that is remote from where they are produced. This is different from "paracrine" systems that work on adjacent organs. Read more...

If endocrine glands are not connected to each other, how does the endocrine system work?

The circulation. Hi. Hormones made in one place (a gland) are transported throughout the body by the circulatory system to target tissues (tissues where the hormone affects/regulates tissue function). Read more...
They are secreted. into the circulatory system which carries them to other areas in the body. Read more...

How does the endocrine system work with the digestive system?

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...

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...

How many organs are in the endocrine system?

Interesting question. Please go online and look for articles on hormones. One option is to go to Yahoo Images and look for Endocrine System. That should help answer your questions. Read more...

Can you tell me how the endocrine system work?

Endocrine. My best answer is for you to go online and look for the many comments about the Endocrine system. Look for easy to read and understand articles. Avoid scientific articles till you have finished the earlier ones. After a while let me know how you got on. Read more...

What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

Common diseases. 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...