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Hormones are the chemical signaling molecules produced by the endocrine glands and secreted directly into the bloodstream. They travel through the blood to distant tissues and organs, where they can bind to specific cell sites called receptors. By binding to receptors, hormones trigger various responses in the tissues containing the receptors.
Hormonal system: The body's complex and varied systems of hormones to control various processes.
Condition count: 93 ; see list below.
Organ subtypes: endocrine system (93), exocrine system, glands (79), pituitary gland (15), pancreas (24), thyroid gland (14), parathyroid glands (6), pineal gland, ovaries (16), testes (13), hypothalamus (1)
Organ types: Endocrine system (93)
Main condition: Hormonal disorders
Organs: list of all organs
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