Chapter 6: Reaching the Age of Adolescence

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Reaching the Age of Adolescence


What is the term used for chemical secretions of endocrine glands responsible for changes taking place in the body?


All the changes which occur during puberty in boys and girls are controlled by hormones. Hormones are chemical substances that are made and secreted by specialized tissues in the body called endocrine glands. The endocrine gland secretes hormones directly into the blood and it is carried by the bloodstream to a particular body part called the target site.

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