Dr. med. Wolfgang Rohrer, Klosters, Switzerland
1. General information
Complex systems imply sophisticated control mechanisms. These, in turn, rely on a wellfunctioning communication system. In short, complex systems cannot function without communication and control!
With other living organisms, the hormones may be named differently but the controlling principles for cell and body function are completely identical.
I would now like to discuss the extremely important role of hormone regulation in the human body.
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2. Hormones, Physiology
Hormones are biological signal mediators and were discovered in the early part of the 20th century. The word comes from the Greek term hormãn meaning to drive forward or stimulate. Chemically, hormones encompass both sma...