How It Works• The endocrine system works by having ductless glands that produce and release hormones into the bloodstream.
What It Does• The hormones act on certain body conditions to regulate them. The glands that produce hormones are ductless, meaning that the hormones are released directly into the bloodstream.
3 Structures• The endocrine has many types of glands. Some include the pancreas, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, and adrenal glands. They all serve specific purposes and help us in different ways.
Pancreas• The pancreas releases two types of hormones. One type is released into the small intestines to help with digestion. This means that the endocrine system interacts with the digestive system. It also releases a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. If it isn’t producing enough then someone gets diabetes.
Adrenal• The adrenal gland is made of two parts, the cortex and medulla. Its right above the pancreas. The adrenal gland releases adrenaline to regulate your body when you are scared, angry, and some other things.
Pineal• The pineal gland is located near the center of the brain. It is like the “internal clock”. It releases hormones that make you sleepy, hungry, ect. It can also release hormones that can affect the color or pigmentation of the body.
Interactions• Digestive- the pancreas releases hormones that help with digestion.• Nervous- the nervous system tells the glands when to release some hormones such as adrenaline when you see something scary.• Reproductive- some gland produce hormones that allow humans to reproduce
Development• As soon as week 4, the early signs of the endocrine system growing appear. Each gland or organ starts to develop and produce hormones and T Cells at their own rate.