HORMONES OF OUR BODY Notes - Class 10

Class 10: HORMONES OF OUR BODY Notes - Class 10

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List of important hormones and their functions.

 

1. Hormones of Thyroid
Thyroid gland basically releases two hormones Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4), which helps in controlling the metabolism of our body. Further, these hormones regulate weight, determines energy levels, internal body temperature, skin, hair etc.


 

2. Insulin

 

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This hormone is released by the pancreas, a leaf-like gland located in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach. It allows the body to use glucose or sugar from carbohydrates in the food for energy or to store glucose for future use. It helps in keeping blood sugar level from getting too high i.e. hyperglycemia or too low i.e. hypoglycemia.


 

3. Estrogen
It is a female sex hormone released by the ovaries. It is responsible for the reproduction, menstruation and menopause. Excess of estrogen in the female body increases the risk of breast cancer, uterine cancer, depression, moodiness etc. If the estrogen level is less in female body then it leads to acne, skin lesions, thinning skin, hair loss etc.

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