Wild plants readily grow all by themselves, yet themolecules of the growing plant have less entropy thanthe materials used to make the plant. How is it possiblefor there to be this decrease in entropy for a process thatoccurs all by itself?
The Endocrine System 1. Regulating metabolism and water and electrolyte balance 2. Adaptive changes to help the body cope with stress 3. Growth and development 4. Controlling reproduction 5. Regulating red blood cell production 6. Digestion and absorption Complexity of Hormones A single gland can release multiple hormones A single hormone may be secreted by more than one gland A single hormone can have more than one target A hormone may be released at different rates over time A single target cell may be influenced by more than one hormone Complexity of Hormones (continued) The same chemical messenger may be considered a hormone or a neurotransmitter depending on how it is released and where it acts Some organs only release hormones Classificati