Hormones regulate internal functions from metabolism and growth to sexual development and the induction of birth. They circulate through the bloodstream, bind to target cells, and adjust the function of whole tissues and organs. It all starts with the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, the masters of the endocrine system. The hormones they release control the secretions of the other endocrine glands and most endocrine functions. Throughout the body, hormones enable reactions to stress and other outside changes and keep regular processes running smoothly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. The hormones dissolve in plasma and travel the circulatory pathways through various body tissues and reach the target area such as brain, kidney.
- Track 1-1 Origin of endocrines
- Track 2-2 Pediatric Endocrinology
- Track 3-3 Thyroid and thymus
- Track 4-4 Pituitary and pineal glands
- Track 5-5 Hormone dependent effects
- Track 6-6 Hormones complications
- Track 7-7 Endocrine and exocrine systems