What are the differences between the way the hormones and the nervous system coordinates body functions?

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Aug 10, 2016


Body is controlled through two systems endocrine regulation and nervous regulation


Nervous regulation is generally movement of skeletal and smooth muscles. It is a quick response . It is also a direct control.

Hormonal regulation may be far away from site of secretion. The target organ is with receptors. When hormone reaches the target organ the action of hormone begins.
Hormonal regulation is slow but long acting. Example of nervous regulation is you touch a hot object you remove the fingers. This reaction is quick.
On the other hand, When you take a food and blood sugar is increased insulin is secreted. It lowers the blood sugar. Insulin is secreted in pancreas but it acts on many tissues