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Endocrine System: Glands and Hormones

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will define examine the function of a hormone and the glands within the endocrine system.

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Endocrine System: Glands and Hormones

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Terms to Know
Growth Hormone

A hormone secreted during childhood, from the pituitary gland, that affects the physical growth of a person; too little can result in dwarfism while too much can result in gigantism.


A chemical secreted by  a gland that affects internal and external activities.

Pituitary Gland

The "master gland" of the endocrine system; secretes hormones that affect other glands.

Thyroid Gland

Gland located in the neck which is responsible for the regulation of metabolism.