The endocrine system is made up of endocrine glands that release important hormones into the body's bloodstream. These hormones help control everything from metabolism to reproduction. The system regulates hormone production, and the hormones act as chemical messengers. Negative health consequences arise if there are interruptions to the endocrine system or if the system produces too many or too few hormones.
Most living creatures, including humans, mammals, and birds, have an endocrine system made up of glands, hormones, and receptors. The glands produce hormones. These hormones regulate many aspects of health, including growth, reproduction, metabolism, and more. They are chemicals messengers that deliver important information to receptors located on various organs and tissues. These messages govern various health processes.
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