The endocrine system is such an important system to the body because it functions the bodies use of hormones. The body uses many different hormones and the endocrine system regulates these. When the glands of the endocrine system secrete the hormones, the hormones are put into the bloodstream to be sent to the different parts of the body. The glands that comprise the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the pineal gland which are all located in the brain, the thyroid, parathyroid, and thymus which are located in the throat, the adrenals and pancreas which are located in the body’s midsection, and the ovaries (female) and testes (male) which are located in the pelvic region. The system is so important because it regulates the body’s metabolism, growth and sexual development, digestion, heart rate, and many of the other body functions regulated by hormones.
Describe how the hormones of the pancreas regulate the concentration of glucose in the blood (4 points). Insulin is used by the pancreas in response to when the body’s level of blood glucose is too high, and glucagon is inhibited. Insulin performs the job of taking glucose into the liver and helps store glucose as glycogen within the body. When the blood glucose level of the body gets to low the body will inhibit the secretion of insulin, so that glucagon can do its job. What glucagon does is it takes the stored glycogen and lets it be released back out into the bloodstream so the body can have more energy.
Working like other body melanocortins, they are main agents that cause a number of internal body functions to happen such as hair and skin pigmentation, appetite changes, and raising your libido level. Both the sexual function and libido level changes are only exclusive to Melanotan
Iodine is part of thyroxin, a hormone produced by the thyroid gland that controls the body's rate of physical and mental development. The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy. If a persons has a lack of Iodine it can cause a “goiter “. A goiter is swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland. Iodine is added to salt which becomes “iodized salt
The endocannabinoid system was named after the Cannabis sativa plant. It is the central regulatory system which affects a wide range of biological processes. The endocannabinoid system consists of both the cannabinoids and the cannabinoids receptors that they bind to. The cannabinoids are the natural chemicals that are produced by the body that interacts with the endocannabinoid system. These molecules are found throughout the body, namely in areas such as the brain, the organs, immune cells, glands and connective tissues.
The spinal cord is the pathway to give the brain the messages from the body or the other way around.The brain has a left and right hemisphere: the left controls logic and reason; the right controls creativity and more emotions. The skin consists of the three main layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.In those three layers it contains hair follicles, sweat glands, fat, connective tissue, and blood vessels. This is by far the largest organ in the body. The skins main function is to protect the organs on the inside from things on the outside. It also functions to retain the inside fluids,
 For this systematic review, we focus on the thyroid levels in patients with DCM. Thyroid hormone has major effects on the heart. For example in physiologic processes like metabolism, growth and development. Even small changes in thyroid hormone level can affect the heart and cardiovascular system. 
CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE INTRODUCTION The pancreas is a glandular organ in the upper abdomen, it is considered into two glands and have different of action, these are the endocrine and exocrine gland. In the endocrine part it is responsible for the production of hormones in the so-called islets of Langerhans. In the islets it contains endocrine cells which produce specific cells called an Alpha cell which is responsible for the release of the hormone glucagon, the Beta cells which releases insulin in response to high glucose levels and the Delta cells which produces somatostatin which blocks the secretion of insulin and glucagon. These hormones work together to maintain the serum glucose level within normal limits. The energy source
These hormones that are released have to do with growth of the body and brain and when there is little to no sleep, there is little to no growth (Eve Van Cauter). An example of one of these hormones is the adrenocorticotropic hormone which helps the body’s cortisol level, or stress level (Adrenocorticotropic hormone, 2013). When there is too little of the adrenocorticotropic hormone there is a high chance of poorly functioning adrenal glands or Addison’s disease which is when the body doesn’t produce enough hormones causing side effects of fatigue, loss of weight and muscle, and darkened areas on the skin (Adrenocorticotropic hormone, 2013). Effects of Sleep Loss When a person has a large sleep debt (the amount of rest that the brain is lacking) the brain starts to slow down, the immune system weakens, and the body can gain or lose weight along with many other health problems, mentally and physically (Sleep Deprivation). Physical
Pregnancy tests are based on a detectable increase in human chronic gonadotropin (HCG) in the blood serum and urine during early pregnancy. HCG is the principal hormone produced by the chronic layers of the placenta, the temporary organ that provides nourishments for the developing fetus. Levels of HCG increases significantly following implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterine wall, which occurs sometime between 6 and 12 days after fertilization. In home pregnancy tests, which are qualitative ( determining whether HCG is present ), a small amount of urine is applied to a chemical strip. The result is usually indicated by some visible change in the strip.