The endocrine system (hormones) has different glands that release various hormones. This system, similar to the nervous system helps one part of the body (the gland) to communicate with another part of the body (the target cell) to perform different functions.. The endocrine glands are important for reproduction, metabolism, growth and other functions.
This system uses hormones to control and coordinate the body’s homeostasis and regulate reproduction, energy level, growth and development, and respond to various environmental stimuli. Glands and their role in the workings of the endocrine system are as below: