What are hormones, and how do they regulate various processes in the body?

  • Hormones are chemical messengers produced by specialized glands and tissues in the body’s endocrine system. 
  • These molecules play a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes, maintaining homeostasis, and coordinating the body’s responses to internal and external changes.
  • Hormones are secreted into the bloodstream, where they travel to target cells or organs that have specific receptors for the hormone.

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