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Great Glands - Your Endocrine System: CrashCourse Biology #33

Hank fills us in on the endocrine system - the system of glands which produce and secrete different types of hormones directly into the bloodstream to regulate the body's growth, metabolism, and sexual development & function.  

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Endocrine System - Crash Course

The videos and text and video below come from the YouTube channelCrashCourse.com. I liked how they used a bit of humour to get the message across.

Endocrine System, part 1 - Glands & Hormones: Crash Course 

Hank begins teaching you about your endocrine system by explaining how it uses glands to produce hormones. These hormones are either amino-acid based and water soluble, or steroidal and lipid-soluble, and may target many types of cells or just turn on specific ones. He will also touch on hormone cascades, and how the HPA axis effects your stress response.

In the second half of our look at the endocrine system, Hank discusses chemical homeostasis and hormone cascades. Specifically, he looks at the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis, or HPT axis, and all the ways your body can suffer when that system, or your hormones in general, get out of whack.

 

 

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Like most people with Endocrine system problems, my situation, symptoms and issues are different from yours. What has worked or not worked for me, will be different for you. That is the nature of endocrine disorders.

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Endocrine System - Wikipedia

The endocrine system is the collection of glands of an organism that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system to be carried towards distant target organs.

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The endocrine system influences how your heart beats, how your bones and tissues grow, even your ability to make a baby. It plays a vital role in whether or not you develop diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and a host of other hormone-related disorders.

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