In the second half of our look at the endocrine system, Hank discusses chemical homeostasis and hormone cascades. Specifically, he looks at the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis, or HPT axis, and all the ways your body can suffer when that system, or your hormones in general, get out of whack.

Table of Contents
Chemical Homeostasis 1:04
Hormone Cascades 2:37
HPT Axis 3:25

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