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BEH 225 Week 2 Heredity and Hormones




Heredity and Hormones;Kay Alexander;BEH/225;September 2, 2010;Instructor Mary Rockey, Ph. D., BCBA;Heredity and Hormones;As much as people can see the physical characteristics that are passed down along generations, people may not realize just how much of their behavior is passed down genetically.;The endocrine system contain glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream that act as a communication system that helps coordinate and control body functions like, reproduction, sexual development, growth and development, metabolism, and body energy levels. The thyroid gland produces thyroxin, which regulates the body?s metabolism. The parathyroid, control the levels of calcium and phosphate, which contribute to the body?s excitability levels. The pineal glands produce melatonin, which regulate sleep cycles. The pancreas controls the blood sugar levels. The adrenal glands are the body?s stress regulator, using the hormones epinephrine and nor epinephrine. The gonads in males are called the testes, which produce androgen, and in females, they are called


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