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Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted by the endocrine glands into the blood. Hormones are transported via the bloodstream to reach specific cells, called target cells, in other tissues. They produce a specific effect on the activity of cells that are remotely located from their point of origin.

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Q: Which hormone is released when you sleep at night and how does it work inducing sleep?
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