Learn about The Endocrine Glands in this educational video from dizzo95.
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Male Speaker: Hormones maintain the equilibrium of the body's chemistry and regulate growth and development. They are produce by the system of endocrine glands, which secrete them directly into the blood stream for distribution throughout the body. There are nine endocrine glands throughout the body. The anterior pituitary gland produces thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH, Adrenocorticotropic hormone or ACTH, Follicle stimulating hormone or FSH, Luteinizing hormone or LH; Prolactin and growth hormone or GH. The posterior pituitary gland produces Oxytocin, which helps induce labor and causes milk release, and Antidiuretic hormone or ADH, which promotes water retention by kidneys. The Thyroid gland produces Triiodothyronine and Thyroxin, which increase metabolic rate. The Parathyroid glands produce Parathormone or PTH, which raises the level of calcium in the blood. The pancreas produces insulin, which decreases blood sugar levels, and Glucagon, which increase blood sugar levels. The Adrenal Cortex produces Glucocorticoids affecting protein and carbohydrate metabolism. Mineralocorticoids regulates body fluid concentration and sex hormones. The Adrenal Medulla produces Adrenaline and Noradrenalin, which preparing the body for fight or flight. The Testis produces testosterone, which maintains the male secondary sexual characteristics. The Ovaries produce progesterone, which help to prepare the Uterus for pregnancy together Estrogen, which also produces the females secondary sexual characteristics.
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