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How do glands and hormones play a part in controlling the body?

They work alongside the nervous system to control functions in the body, they work more slowly but have widespread powerful effects.


How to glands and hormones work together to influence the body?

The glands in the body produce hormones which are then secreted into the bloodstream and affect any cell in the body with a receptor for the given hormone.


What are the glands in the endocrine system and which one is the main one?

The main gland is the pituitary gland, significant others include the adrenals pancreas, ovaries, and testes. The pituitary gland in the brain is considered a master gland as it controls the release of hormones from all the other glands.


How do the autonomic nervous system and endocrine system work together to produce the fight or flight response?

The stressor is perceived – hypothalamus triggers activity in the sympathetic branch of the ANS – ANS changes to physiologically aroused sympathetic state – stress hormone adrenaline released into bloodstream – physiological change in the body – fight or flight response.
All the above happens in an instant and is an automatic reaction.