Overview of the Male Reproductive System
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.
Keywords: adrenal gland | human endocrine system | human systems | hypothalamus | ovary | pancreas | pituitary | testis | thyroid | human anatomy
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