2. Organs and Other Body Parts

Several other organs produce hormones or store and release them when necessary. The stomach and small intestine make and secrete leptin and ghrelin, two hormones that affect appetite and satiety. Body fat or adipose tissue exists throughout the body, including surrounding some organs. It produces several hormones responsible for controlling blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, and more. The heart also releases peptide hormones that help lower elevated blood pressure.

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