Psych M.D. - Hormones


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Term: Hormones
Definition (Myers): chemical messengers, mostly those manufactured by the endocrine glands, that are produced in one tissue and affect another.
Definition (alternative): a product of living cells that circulates in body fluids (as blood) or sap and produces a specific often stimulatory effect on the activity of cells usually remote from its point of origin ; also : a synthetic substance that acts like a hormone (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormone)
Contextual explanation: Hormones are chemicals in our body that triggers or inhibits our body's function and desire.

Related terms and concepts: Homeostasis
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Related websites: http://www.hormone.org/
Edited by: Chris



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