ENDOCRINE SYSTEM is the system that contain glands in which chemical messengers are released, these messengers which are released are known as "Hormones". The information that is released in the form of hormones travels through the bloodstream to specific Organs, Tissues or Cells. The Endocrine system is responsible for regulating body Homeostasis.
THERE ARE + 4 (FOUR) MAIN CLASSES OF HORMONES
|STEROID HORMONES||Types of lipids which are composed of four rings of carbon atoms with various side groups attached.|
|PROTEIN AND PEPTIDES HORMONES||Protein consists of large organic molecules composed of amino acids and peptides they consist of two or more amino acids linked together with peptides bonds.|
|PROSTATANGLANDINS HORMONES||Are those hormones which modified fatty acids, and are manufactured by many cells of the body.|
|AMINO ACID HORMONES||Are the individual subunit of which protein are made.|
THERE ARE TWO MAIN GROUPS OF GLANDS