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Overview of the Male Reproductive System

Author(s): Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CDE
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Human Endocrine System Diagram

Hypothalamus - Coordinates activities of the nervous and endocrine systems and produces hormones to regulate the pituitary gland.

Pituitary - Produces hormones that direct the activities of other endocrine glands.

Pineal - Releases melatonin which is involved in rhythmic or cyclic activities.

Thyroid - Produces hormones that regulate metabolism and development.

Parathyroid - Helps maintain appropriate calcium levels.

Thymus - Involved with immune development during childhood.

Adrenal - Regulates the body's stress response (epinephrine, norepinephrine, cortisol, aldosterone).

Pancreas - Controls glucose levels in the blood (insulin, glucagon).

Ovary - Secretes estrogen and progesterone to regulate reproduction.

Testes - Produces testosterone to control formation of sperm and sexual behavior.