The endocrine system is a system of glands around the body that release chemical signal molecules into the bloodstream. The electrical signals of the nervous system move very rapidly along nervous tissue, while the chemical signals of the endocrine system act slowly in comparison and over a longer period of time. Working together, the nervous and endocrine systems allow your body to respond to short or long term changes in your environment.Your nervous system mostly through your eyes and ears constantly monitors your surroundings, alerting you instantly at any sign of change or danger.
|Nervous System||Endocrine System|
|* Means of transmision||nerve impulses by nerves||hormones in blood|
|* Speed of response||rapid||slow|
|* Duration of response||brief||long|
* Regulation and coordination functions
rapid responses such as locomotion
maintained responses such as growth and metabolism