each hormone


A Little Molecule That Does A Lot.....

a: Each hormone ~
b: a highly specialized key

What: "Each hormone is like a highly specialized key, designed to transmit its message only to certain target receptor cells that are capable of recognizing that particular hormone. Hormones act by turning on or off the genes for a special function, or by regulating the rate at which these functions are performed."

Writer: Terri L. Saunders
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 9 2013 5:52 PM

Hormones As A Symphony......

a: Each hormone ~
b: an instrument

What: "Each hormone is like an instrument. Playing together, in tune, they sound amazing. But what happens if, right in the middle of a concert, a violin suddenly goes wildly astray, twanging on its own? And then a clarinet starts shrieking? And then the pianist can't keep up? The music would sound like crap, right?"

Writer: Jillian Michaels
Date: May 9 2013 5:55 PM

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