Introduction to Regulation of Body Processes

Describe how hormones regulate body processes

Hormones have a wide range of effects and modulate many different body processes. The key regulatory processes that will be examined here are those affecting the excretory system, the reproductive system, metabolism, blood calcium concentrations, growth, and the stress response.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Explain how hormones regulate the excretory system
  • Discuss the role of hormones in the reproductive system
  • Describe how hormones regulate metabolism
  • Explain the role of hormones in blood calcium levels
  • Explain the role of hormones in growth
  • Explain the role of hormones in stress

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Hormonal Regulation of the Excretory System
  • Hormonal Regulation of the Reproductive System
  • Hormonal Regulation of Metabolism
  • Blood Calcium Levels and Growth
  • Hormonal Regulation of Stress
  • Self Check: Neurons and Glial Cells