One of the most important functions of the hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system
by controlling the production and release of hormones from the pituitary gland.
Weiming Li, professor of fisheries and wildlife who helped lead the project, said: "By identifying 11-deoxycortisol as a stress hormone in lamprey, it allows us to better understand how the endocrine system
in vertebrates evolved into the complex systems we see in humans today.
In terms of weight loss or indeed, weight gain, the spotlight is turned on a different part of the endocrine system
and a different type of hormone, of which the thryroid gland is the star.
The body's endocrine system
produces chemical substances called hormones.
Over the past decade, a growing body of evidence suggests that numerous chemicals, both natural and man-made, may interfere with the endocrine system
and produce adverse effects in humans, wildlife, fish or birds.
The area of the brain called the hypothalamus, which links the nervous system to the endocrine system
by synthesizing and secreting neurohormones that affect sleep, emotions, body temperature, hunger and thirst, is the mainspring of our circadian clock.
The endocrine system
is a collection of hormone-producing glands working with the brain to keep the body's chemistry in balance.
Lucille explains, "Digestion couldn't happen without the endocrine system
, which produces hormones that control the necessary chemical activities.
The endocrine system
regulates the functions of various organs, tissues, and cells in order to maintain homeostasis or elicit some other necessary function.
Endocrine (pronounced EN-doe-krin) cells are part of the endocrine system
and produce the hormones.
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The subtle energy fields that these energetic centers create around various sections of the skull and spine, distribute electrical and magnetic vitality to the nerves, endocrine system
, blood circulation, immune system, and all organs in the body.