ductless gland

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ductless gland:

see endocrine systemendocrine system
, body control system composed of a group of glands that maintain a stable internal environment by producing chemical regulatory substances called hormones.
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organ that manufactures chemical substances. A gland may vary from a single cell to a complex system of tubes that unite and open onto a surface through a duct. The endocrine glands, e.g.
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ductless gland

[¦dək·ləs ′gland]
(physiology)
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The endocrine glands are also called as ductless glands because the hormones secreted by them are directly release into blood.
Endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream; these are called ductless glands. Most hormones are produced by the endocrine system.
that the abnormal functioning of these ductless glands may change a saint into a satyr; a beauty into a hag; a giant into a pitiful travesty of a human being; a hero into a coward, and an optimist into a misanthrope.