Diabetapedia definition: A chemical that the body releases to help other cells work, for example, insulin is a hormone made in the pancreas to help the body use glucose as energy. Also, the main regulators of metabolism, of growth & development, of reproduction and of stress responses. Endocrine glands synthesize hormones by the process of anabolism.
Reference: Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology by Anthony & Koithoff
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