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ENDOCRINE SYSTEMName:Institution:Course:Date:Endocrine System and HomeostasisThe endocrine system generates hormones that are transported to distant parts of the bodyto serve in controlling the hosts respond to pain, stress, nutrient intake and growth. As such,these hormones serve as messengers that directs various body parts to respond to certain changesand maintain a state of balance called homeostasis (Griffin 36).The endocrine system iscomposed of several glands including parathyroid, thyroid, endocrine pancreas, pituitary andtesticles.Insulin is a hormone released by the endocrine pancreas and functions in maintainingbody sugar. It prevents hyperglycemia and exerts an effect in other metabolic pathways includinginduction of lipogenesis and enzymatic activity regulation. When this hormone is released ininadequate amounts, levels of body glucose rises leading to hype

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