August 8, 2011
Professor Evi Pover
Gender Identity Paper
The human body is interconnected to 2 vary different superhighway systems, they are the nervous system and the endocrine system, which secretes chemical messengers called hormones. According to (Myers, 2008, p 45), “hormones are chemical messengers, manufactured by the endocrine glands, which are produced in one tissue and affect another.” Hormones travel through he bloodstream. The human body is comprised of 2 very important informational highways that influence every bit of aggression, food, and sexual desire that the brain process. The nervous system and the endocrine system are relatives; therefore both systems secrete molecules that activate receptors in a different place.
The interaction between hormones and behavior is quite complex. The body consists of many hormones that are needed for the daily networking of the body functions. The hormones in the endocrine system controls an individual’s life; for instance growth, reproduction, metabolism, moods; which tries to hold everything in check while maintaining a balancing act dealing with stress, the human thought pattern and human actions. Just the sympathetic nervous system, which consists of the arousal part, this section of the human spinal cord operates like this; it dilates the pupil, accelerates the heartbeat then inhibits the digestion to the stomach, pancreas, and liver, in the pancreas the stimulation of glucose for the liver takes place; subsequently, moving on down to the secretion of the epinephrine, and norepinephrine; which in turn relaxes the bladder and stimulates ejection for the male. On the other hand, the parasympathetic nervous system is the calming part of the body, and it is as follows; the pupil contracts and slows down the heartbeat, and stimulates the digestion, which stimulates the gallbladder and contracts the bladder in turn allows the blood to flow to the
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