endocrine gland


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endocrine gland

Med any of the glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, including the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, testes, ovaries, and the pancreatic islets of Langerhans

endocrine gland

[′en·də·krən ‚gland]
(physiology)
A ductless structure whose secretion (hormone) is passed into adjacent tissue and then to the bloodstream either directly or by way of the lymphatics. Also known as ductless gland.
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The multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes are characterized by the hyperplastic or neoplastic proliferation of 1 or more endocrine glands.
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