Hormones are carried in the bloodstream. Some hormones directly affect the heart and blood vessels.
Blood pressure is important in normal function of the sex organs.
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Chapter 15: Cardiovascular System
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.