Endocrine Glands


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Endocrine Glands

 

in animals and man, the glands of internal secretion that have no excretory ducts and that release the substances they manufacture—namely, hormones—directly into the blood or lymph. The endocrine glands include the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands. The sex glands (ovaries and testes) and the pancreas are characterized by both internal and external secretion.

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We have begun to understand the complex interplay between various endocrine glands and their secretions in health and disease.
Study of the effect of iron overload on the function of endocrine glands in male thalassemia patients.
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The adrenal gland is singular among the endocrine glands due to its embryological, structural and functional characteristics.
The endocrine system constitutes endocrine glands which are situated in different part of body.
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