prothoracic gland


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prothoracic gland

[¦prō·thə′ras·ik ′gland]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the paired glands in the prothorax of insects which produce ecdysone.
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Among neurohormones released by the CC are prothoracicotropic (activating the prothoracic glands to produce the ecdvsteroid molting hormone), diuretic, and antidiuretic hormones (neuroparsins, ion transport peptide, and other hormones controlling insect salt and water homeostasis) (Kind el al.
Skarlatos G, Dedos, Hajime Fugo, 1996: Effects of fenoxycarb on the secretory activity of the prothoracic glands in the fifth instar of the silkworm, Bombyx mori.