Index

Introduction
Homeostasis
Life Span
Systems
Regulatory Functions
Nervous System
Eyes
Ears
Nose
Tongue
Brain
Endocrine System
Hypothalmus
Pituitary
Thyroid
Adrenal
Nutritional Functions
Excretary Functions
Urinary System
Kidney
Bladder
Colon
Distributive Functions
Cardiovascular System
Blood
Respiratory System
Protective Functions
Reproductive Functions
Musculo-Skeletal System
Cancer
Arthritis
Obesity
Diabetes
Cushing's Disease
Heart Disease
Teeth
Skin and Coat
Conclusion
References


Endocrine System
Hypothalmus

The "king of glands" is the hypothalmus (located in the brain) which releases hormones that stimulate or inhibit the pituitary glands (anterior and posterior) to secrete hormones which in turn directly or indirectly control, growth, reproduction, fluid, electrolyte balance, insulin production, etc.

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