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Chemical substances, produced in the body by endocrine glands, that are transported by the blood to other organs to stimulate their function. Adrenaline, estrogen, insulin, and testosterone are all hormones.

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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”

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