Hormones and the Endocrine System


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Hormones and the Endocrine System
10113011011302Hormones and the Endocrine SystemTwo types of integration exist within animal organisms. In one, the nervous system, a communication network is formed that affords rapid and specific connections within the body. The nerve impulse is the means by which messages travel from one region to another. The organizing and directing influences of the nervous system reside in the brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system.The nervous system's type of integration, with its “hard-wiring,” in which impulses travel along well-defined tracts, is in sharp contrast to the second type of integration, the endocrine system.…
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George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. Hormones and the Endocrine System, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export