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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He added in a statement to Oman News Oman (ONA) that the first stage of the reduction included the drugs for heart, blood circulation, diabetes, ductless glands, gestational system, dermatology and musculoskeletal disorders.
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.