Internal control of the body is directed by two systems: 1, The Nervous System and 2, The Endocrine System. In this lecture, I discuss the endocrine system and how endocrine glands control functions in the body through the release of hormones. The pituitary gland is known as the Master Endocrine Gland and plays a major role in controlling the other glands of the endocrine system.
I illustrate HOW the endocrine system by giving specific examples such as insulin and Human Growth Hormone’s role in regulating blood sugar, and adrenaline’s role in preparing the body for stressful situations. Enjoy!
This is section 35.1 in the textbook Biology: The Dynamics of Life and is part of the chapter on The Digestive and Endocrine Systems.
- The Vital Nutrients
- Calories and Metabolism