Endocrine System . Hormone- a chemical messenger that is released into the blood stream. Gland- a group of cells or an organ that secretes hormones. Pituitary Gland- produces a hormone that controls all other hormones, located in the brain. Also known as the “Master Gland”. Endocrine System.
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Hormone- a chemical messenger that is released into the blood stream.
Thyroid- produces thyroxine, which controls metabolism and body temperature
Pancreas- produces insulin needed to break down glucose to be absorbed into the blood. Also part of the digestive system
Testes- produces the male sex hormone, testosterone. This is also controls the development of secondary sex characteristics.
- The combination of egg and sperm will result in conception and soon will be developing fetus.Endocrine System
Puberty- time in which a teenager will have physical and emotional changes due to the releasing of hormones. Usually begins between ages 12-15.Endocrine System
Testosterone- male hormone which causes sperm production. Allows for physical changes- broad shoulders, deepened voice, muscular development and hair growth.
Epididymis- tube outside the testes which temporarily stores sperm. Allows them to mature here.
Estrogen and Progesterone- hormones released by the pituitary gland during puberty. Produces secondary sex characteristics- breast development, widening of the hips and hair growth.Female Reproductive
Fallopian Tube- when an ovum is released, it moves along in this tube to the uterus.
Cervix-end of the uterus, which is in the vagina, opens during labor.
2. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)- A variety of symptoms that effect different people differently. Mild to severe
3. Toxic Shock Syndrome- Bacterial disease that can occur in women who use tampons.