Home > Case study examples > Example Case Study on Endocrine System

Example Case Study on Endocrine System

Case Study on Endocrine System

Just as the nervous system is a vital computer and communication system that forms the biological basis for behavior and conscious experience, the endocrine system also plays and important role in communication and regulation of bodily processes. One of the body’s master glands that helps regulate the activity of the other glands in the endocrine system is the pituitary gland. Both the endocrine system and the pituitary gland play an important role in secreting the body’s hormones. Like the components of a computer, the endocrine system and the pituitary gland each do small parts to make sure that large tasks are completed.

The system of glands that secretes hormones through the body is known as the endocrine system. The system consists of a number of glands that secrete two types of chemical messengers. Many glands in the endocrine system secrete nueropeptides into the bloodstream. Communication and coordination are provided when nueropeptides reach some glands in the endocrine system. Some of the nueropeptides reach the brain when secreted by the endocrine system, and in turn glands in the endocrine system are directly and indirectly influenced, the endocrine glands influence the brain in return.

The endocrine system also releases hormones in the bloodstream where they are carried through the body. Hormone actions are related to those of the nervous system in three ways: first, hormones are directly regulated to the brain. Second, some of the hormones are chemically identical to some of the neurotransmitters. Third, hormones aid the nervous system’s ability to control the body by activating many organs during physical stress or emotional aroused. By passing into the body of cells and influencing the way in which genetic codes in their nuclei are transmitted.

The body’s master gland, located near the bottom of the brain, whose secretions help regulate the activity of the other glands in the endocrine system, is know as the pituitary gland. Probably of the most important function of this gland is that it regulates the activity of the body’s reactions to stress and resistance to disease. The pituitary gland also aids in secreting hormones that have important effects on the body, which include: the controlling of blood pressure, thirst, and the growth of the body. Too much or too little secretion of the pituitary’s growth hormone can result in the development of a “giant” of a “dwarf.”

In closing, the endocrine system and the pituitary gland do their own small parts, likes the components of a computer do, to help regulate the body.

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: