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Flashcards in The endocrine system Deck (8)
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Pineal gland

releases melatonin which regulates sleep and wakefulness

2

Hypothalamus

Controls the release of hormones from the pituitary gland. h

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Pituitary gland

Master gland- Influences the release of hormones from other glands.

4

Testes

Releases testosterone

5

Ovaries

Oestrogen

6

Adrenal Gland

Helps trigger the flight or fight response

7

Adrenal cortex (outside)

Releases cortisol a response to stress

8

Adrenal Medulla (inside)

Releases adrenaline and noradrenaline for flight or fight