Essays Tagged: "Endocrine system"

Melatonin and the Pineal Gland

Set deep in our brains is a tiny gland called the pineal gland. This tiny gland is in charge of the endocrine system, the glandular system that controls most of our bodily functions. The pineal runs o ...

(9 pages) 73 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Nervous System: A basic Summary of the nervous system and some little peices on how it is affected by disease and drugs.

untary? Of course not, the nervous system assessed the situation and responded accordingly.The Endocrine SystemSome animals have a second response system, the endocrine system. The nervous sys ... em, the endocrine system. The nervous system controls fast responses to external stimuli, while the endocrine system controls longer lasting responses to internal stimuli; for instance a virus. The en ...

(6 pages) 210 1 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Cushings Syndrome: The causes, effects, and treatments of the disease.

The endocrine system disorder I chose to do my report on is Cushing's syndrome. The main cause of Cushin ... n patients. In some rare cases some individuals have an inherited tendency to develop tumors in the endocrine glands.A person with Cushing's leads to increased water retention that leads to weight gai ...

(3 pages) 153 3 2.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Human Nervous System.

s controls body temperature, blood pressure, sleep, and emotions (also is involved and controls the endocrine system). Pons is a relay system, which links spinal column and major parts. The cerebrum i ...

(5 pages) 233 3 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Regulation, Mitosis, an Meiosis.

s might result in an imbalance in the organism's homeostasis. In humans, regulation consists of the endocrine and nervous systems. The endocrine system is made up of many organs that produce hormones ...

(1 pages) 79 0 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Mixed Short Biology Essays.

s might result in an imbalance in the organism's homeostasis. In humans, regulation consists of the endocrine and nervous systems. The endocrine system is made up of many organs that produce hormones ... rnal environmental changes occur which helps maintain homeostasis within the body.5.The nervous and endocrine systems are both part of the human regulatory system and help maintain homeostasis within ...

(4 pages) 109 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Endocrine system Notes

Chapter 39 NotesThe Endocrine SystemThe endocrine system is made of glands that release their products into the bloodstr ... retions through tube like structures called ducts. These include sweat, teas, and digestive juices. Endocrine glands release their secretions (hormones) directly into the bloodstream.Steroid hormonesM ... scles, such as uterus, blood vessels, and bronchioles to contract.Like most systems f the body, the endocrine system is regulated by feedback mechanisms that function to maintain homeostasis.Controlli ...

(8 pages) 121 1 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Human Endocrine System

Although we rarely think about them, the glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they release influence almost every cell, organ, and function of o ... sue function, and metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes.In general, the endocrine system is in charge of body processes that happens slowly, such as cell growth. Faster pro ... thing and body movement are monitored by the nervous system. But even though the nervous system and endocrine system are separate systems, they often work together to help the body function properly.W ...

(5 pages) 115 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Mind-Body Connection

body's three main regulatory systems are the central nervous system (which includes the brain), the endocrine system (which produces hormones), and the immune system. These three systems work together ...

(7 pages) 187 1 4.3 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Endocrine System.

What Is the Endocrine System?The foundations of the endocrine system are the hormones and glands. As the body's ... glands, such as the sweat and salivary glands, release secretions in the skin or inside the mouth. Endocrine glands, on the other hand, release more than 20 major hormones directly into the bloodstre ... they can be transported to cells in other parts of the body.The major glands that make up the human endocrine system include the:* hypothalamus* pituitary gland* thyroid* parathyroids* adrenal glands* ...

(4 pages) 64 1 3.8 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Brain and Its' Structures

areas inside the brain. I will discuss four of them with you. They are the thalamus, hypothalamus, endocrine and limbic systems. In this paper I will discuss the location of each structure in the bra ... oduction in the female. Furthermore, it is the intermediary link between the nervous system and the endocrine system by "synthesizing and secreting neurohormones" (www.wikipedia.org). A few of them wo ...

(4 pages) 116 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Biology Lab Report on the Effects of Adrenalin on a Daphnia

in its reaction the three different adrenalin concentrations, in terms of heart rate.BackgroundThe endocrine system works with the nervous system to regulate and coordinate body functions. While the ... ons. While the nervous system works quickly and sends messages directly to specific body parts, the endocrine system takes a longer time to produce a longer-lasting effect.The system operates by relea ...

(5 pages) 64 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Endocrine System and the Female Cycle

The endocrine system regulates the body's major continuous and prolonged processes including reproductio ... ckets of hormone-producing cells In tissues in the small Intestine, heart, kidneys and stomach. The endocrine system develops and begins producing hormones by the end of the second trimester of fetal. ... endocrine command, the hypothalamus is the body's CEO, orchestrating the events of the rest of the endocrine system. The hypothalamus controls autonomic reflexes (such as the activity of the heart an ...

(3 pages) 68 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Endocrine System and its role in life: Summarized blood glucose, adrenaline rush and sex hormones

The Endocrine system uses chemical messages called hormones. They transfer information and instructions ... one levels are changed depending on factors such as stress and sickness. The other main part of the endocrine system is the glands. These glands make and give off chemicals. A gland takes parts of you ... also increases the amount of fatty acids flowing meaning you can use them at any time.ConclusionThe endocrine system and the nervous system are both responsible for controlling and coordinating activi ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Cystic Fibrosis - a genetic disorder

decent. CF affects many parts of human body, such as the reproductive system, digestive system and endocrine system but has its most notable effects on the respiratory system. Essentially the defecti ...

(5 pages) 51 1 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Eighth Wonder Of The World

the human body. The five most important systems of the body are the nervous, muscular, circulatory, endocrine, and skeletal system. These five interact together to keep this well-oiled machine working ... 615). Without the circulatory system our "bodies would die"(Chabner 347). The endocrine system is composed of glands that maintain a stable internal environment by secreting "hor ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Relationhsip Between Endocrine and Neural Physiology

In a conceptual sense, the nervous system and the endocrine system have important functional similarities. Each is basically a system for signaling. E ... d cells, tissues, and organs that make up the human organism. Therefore, the nervous system and the endocrine system often respond together to incoming stimuli so as to integrate the organism's respon ... ction between two specific cells separated in space.This close relationship between the nervous and endocrine systems is illustrated by several common characteristics:1.Neurons and endocrine cells can ...

(5 pages) 12 1 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Early School Start Times

ing up later as well. Medical researchers found that this cycle is a part of the development of the endocrine system. From the onset of puberty until late teen years, the chemical found in the brain, ...

(2 pages) 1452 0 5.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Adolescence and Adulthood Developmental Stages Worksheet

the course of adolescence. Many would argue that the most prominent changes involve puberty and the endocrine system. The various endocrine glands present in the body begin to secrete hormones that in ...

(9 pages) 45 0 0.0 Dec/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Nervous System

s reins blood pressure, body temperature, emotions and sleep (as well is concerned and controls the endocrine system). Pons is a transmit system, which connects spinal column and main parts.* v ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Dec/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology