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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

Source: Video Images: Endocrine System, Public Domain: http://bit.ly/W3lsiR; Pituitary Gland, Creative Commons: http://bit.ly/UD1dr4; Pineal Gland image, Public Domain: http://bit.ly/cOt5fC; Thyroid Gland, Creative Commons: http://bit.ly/Ae9Ub4

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.

  • Hormone

    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.