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.

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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...

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...

Better picture of how your endocrine system works, postprandial gluc level or 12 hour fasting gluc level? If postprandial is 120 or less are you ok?

Glucose. Hi. Your glucose after a 12 hour fast should be less than 100 mg/dl. Postprandial glucose of 120 or less is great. Finger stick BG's aren't for diagnosis. If you want the best reassurance, do a 2-hour 75 gram oral glucose tolerance test; that gives you fasting serum glucose and serum glucose after a defined glucose load, both of which are diagnostic. Good luck! Read more...

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...

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 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...