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Endocrine System

    The Endocrine System is a system made up of glands that release hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones regulate body functions. 
    These glands include: The Pituitary Gland, The Thyroid Gland, The Parathyroid Glands, The Pancreas, The Testes (Male Only), The Ovaries (Female Only), The Adrenals, The Thymus, and The Hypothalamus Gland.
    Each gland has a specific function in the body as well as their own location, here is a list of the locations of each gland and what it does.
  • Pituitary Gland/Brain/Gives messages to other Glands and Organs
  • Thyroid/Near the Larynx/Controls Metabolism
  • Parathyroid/Back of Thyroid/Controls Calcium Levels
  • Pancreas/Under Stomach/Controls Glucose Levels
  • Testes/Outside Body/Release Testosterone
  • Ovaries/Near the Pelvis/Release Estrogen
  • Adrenals/One above each Kidney/Control Adrenaline
  • Thymus/Behind Sternum/Control Infection-Fighting Cells
  • Hypothalamus/Brain/Function Center of 4 sections in Brain
    The Endocrine System is a critical factor in the functions of the body. Without it, we would not be able to survive. Each gland in the Endocrine System plays an important role in the evolution and function of the Human Body.

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