Which organs are purely endocrine? What hormones do they produce?
The endocrine system refers to glands that release hormones directly into the blood stream. These help control physiological and behavioral processes of the body. Exocrine glands on the other hand refer to glands that release chemicals similar in function to the endocrine gland but do the same...
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The pituitary gland produces hormones such as thyroid stimulating hormone, the growth hormone(for muscular and skeletal growth), the follicle stimulating hormone(helps the production of sperm and eggs), prolactin (breast milk production), and antidiuretic hormone (helps maintain water balance).
The pineal gland produced melatonin which helps with sleeping and waking.
The thyroid produces T4 and T3 (thyroid hormones) which help regulate the body's metabolism.
the adrenal glands lie on top of the kidneys and produce estrogen, progesterone, steroids, cortisol, and cortisone.