Characteristics of hormone
- The hormones in our bodies are transported to the target cells, tissues, and particular organs through blood or blood circulation.
- The actions of different hormones are species-specific, depending on the type of species.
- The hormones in our bodies are primarily soluble in water.
- They are very low if weighed in molecular weight.
- They are destroyed automatically after they are done with their actions and functions.
- Chemically, hormones are heterogeneous substances, as per scientists.
- The hormones cannot be stored anywhere for an extended period, even in any lab. They are usually secreted when it is required.
Types of hormones
- produced in the ovaries and is responsible for functions like ovulation, menstruation, breast development, and increasing bone and cartilage density.
-helps prepare the uterus for pregnancy
-contributes to sex drive, fat distribution, muscle strength, bone mass, and red blood cell production in both men and women.
- produced by the pancreas.
-converts glucose in the things we eat into a form the body can use for energy. -helps regulate blood sugar.
-produced by the adrenal glands.
- healthy and energetic
-regulate metabolism, and blood pressure, act as an anti-inflammatory, and form memories.
6. Growth Hormone
-produced by the pituitary gland.
-growth and development.
-stimulates cell growth, cell regeneration, and cell reproduction in children
-helps boost metabolism.
- is produced in the adrenal glands
- prepares the body for its "fight or flight" response
-allows for quick decision-making in dangerous or stressful situations
8. Thyroid Hormones
-are produced in the thyroid gland.
-perform a variety of crucial tasks in the body.
Names of some of the glands in our bodies:
- Pineal body.
- The ovaries.
- The testes.