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1

what is it

There are two systems that send messages to and form the brain, it send chemical messages, or HORMONES; controls internal biological functions

2

what does it have to do with

The nervous system

3

what is it directed by

The hypothalamus, the pituitary gland is the MASTER GLAND-it is the centre control of the endocrine system and secretes a large number of hormones

4

what does the thyroid gland control

metabolic gland

5

Both hormones and NEUROTRANSMITTERS affect what

The nervous system

6

When a chemical is released as a hormone what happens

It is diffused into the blood throughout the body

7

When a chemical is release as a neurotransmitter

It is released next to the cell to excite or inhibit