Female Endocrine System
3D visualization reconstructed from scanned human data of the female endocrine system. The endocrine system is the regulator of the human body as it responsible for maintaining homeostasis by producing and directing chemical messengers called hormones. Hormones act on just about every cell to carry out a variety of functions related to the following: metabolism, water and mineral balance, sexual development, growth, and stress reactions. Most hormones travel throughout the body via the bloodstream to affect their target organs and tissues. Other hormones act locally and arrive at their site of action via microcirculation.