One method of sending signals around the body is via the endocrine system. The endocrine system produces hormones, sent into the bloodstream, which travel to target cells. In this title, you'll learn where different hormones are made and how they can have targeted effects. We will discuss adrenaline, a stress response hormone. You'll also learn about insulin, which moderates the amount of sugar in the blood. Diabetes results from the body being unable to produce or detect insulin. The body uses hormones to govern our sexual characteristics, causing the differences between males and females. To understand the female menstrual cycle, we need to learn how the various different hormones work together. We'll look at how the cycle is structured, and how scientists use this information to help couples with low fertility to have a baby.
|Author:||Dr Eliot Attridge||Publisher:||GCSEPod®|
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- Hormones - chemicals released from glands
- know the structure and functions of the component parts of the reproductive systems in humans
- the male system - prostate gland
- the male system - sperm ducts
- the male system - testes
- the male system - urethra
- The role of adrenalin
- The role of FSH, oestrogen, LH and progesterone in the menstrual cycle
- The role of insulin in regulating the level of blood sugar
- The roles of oestrogen and testosterone in promoting secondary sexual characteristics
- The use of sex hormones in fertility treatment
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