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Endocrine System:   Hormones

Endocrine System: Hormones

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will identify, differentiate and explain the function of hormones in the endocrine system.

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Terms to Know
  • Adrenal Glands

    Endocrine glands located on top of the kidneys which secrete hormones related to stress and arousal.

  • Epinephrine

    An excitatory hormone secreted by the adrenal glands and related to fear; a.k.a. adrenaline.

  • Norepinephrine

    An excitatory hormone secreted by the adrenal glands and related to anger.

  • Pancreas

    A gland in both the endocrine and digestive systems which produces and secretes insulin to control blood sugar and hunger.

  • Testes

    Males sex glands which secrete the hormone testosterone affecting secondary sex characteristics such as facial hair and also affects male sexual functioning.

  • ​Ovaries

    Female sex glands which secrete estrogen affecting secondary sex characteristics such as the development of breasts and affects female sexual functioning.