Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the differences between nervous system and endocrine system.
Comparison and Differences between Nervous System and Endocrine System
This section describe how responses can be controlled by nervous or by hormonal communication and understand the differences between the two systems.
- Nervous System Works by nerve impulses (has chemicals in synapses though). Endocrine System Works by hormones transmitted in blood stream.
- Nervous Systems travel fast and usually have instant effect. Endocrine Systems travel slowly and may take longer to ask.
- Nervous System response is usually longer lasting as compared with Endocrine which is short lived.
- In nervous system, impulse act on individual cells (localized effect). Endocrine systems have widespread effects on different organs (still only work on cells/organs with correct receptors)