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How does chemical coordination take place in animals?

 

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CHEMICAL COORDINATION IS CARRIED OUT BY THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM - Teachoo.jpg

  • Nerve impulses reach only a limited number o f tissues in the body.
  • But on the other hand, the chemical signals reach all the cells and the body prepares for a wide range of activities.
  • Special molecules on the surface of cells recognise information, and even transmit it
  • Chemical coordination is carried out by the endocrine system.
  • It involves hormones.
  • Hormones are the body's chemical messengers
  • They are secreted by the glands of the endocrine system.
    (Glands are organs which produce and release substances that perform specific functions in the body. )
  • They travel in the bloodstream to tissues or organs .
  • They play an important role in growth, development, metabolism, reproduction etc.
  • Hormones are secreted in response to external as well as internal stimuli

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CHEMICAL COORDINATION IS CARRIED OUT BY THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Endocrine gland cell Water-soluble hormone (first messenger) Blood Target cell

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