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From the Ted Talk by Emma Bryce: How do your hormones work?

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Over the course of our lifetimes, our bdeios undergo a series of extraordinary metamorphoses: we grow, experience puberty, and many of us reproduce. Behind the scenes, the endocrine setsym works caontnslty to orehttacrse these changes. Alongside growth and sexual maturity, this system regulates everything from your sleep to the rhythm of your btneiag haret, exerting its influence over each and every one of your cells.
The endocrine system relies on interactions between three features to do its job: glands, hormones, and trillions of cell reoepctrs. Firstly, there are several hormone-producing glands: three in your brain, and seven in the rest of your body. Each is surrounded by a network of blood vessels, from which they extract ienredgtnis to manufacture dozens of hormones. Those hormones are then pumped out in tiny amounts, usually into the bloodstream.

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Over the course of our lifetimes, our ______ undergo a series of extraordinary metamorphoses: we grow, experience puberty, and many of us reproduce. Behind the scenes, the endocrine ______ works __________ to ___________ these changes. Alongside growth and sexual maturity, this system regulates everything from your sleep to the rhythm of your _______ _____, exerting its influence over each and every one of your cells.
The endocrine system relies on interactions between three features to do its job: glands, hormones, and trillions of cell _________. Firstly, there are several hormone-producing glands: three in your brain, and seven in the rest of your body. Each is surrounded by a network of blood vessels, from which they extract ___________ to manufacture dozens of hormones. Those hormones are then pumped out in tiny amounts, usually into the bloodstream.

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  1. constantly
  2. system
  3. beating
  4. heart
  5. bodies
  6. ingredients
  7. orchestrate
  8. receptors

Original Text

Over the course of our lifetimes, our bodies undergo a series of extraordinary metamorphoses: we grow, experience puberty, and many of us reproduce. Behind the scenes, the endocrine system works constantly to orchestrate these changes. Alongside growth and sexual maturity, this system regulates everything from your sleep to the rhythm of your beating heart, exerting its influence over each and every one of your cells.
The endocrine system relies on interactions between three features to do its job: glands, hormones, and trillions of cell receptors. Firstly, there are several hormone-producing glands: three in your brain, and seven in the rest of your body. Each is surrounded by a network of blood vessels, from which they extract ingredients to manufacture dozens of hormones. Those hormones are then pumped out in tiny amounts, usually into the bloodstream.

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