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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65--"ductless gland"--i.e., endocrine glands that secrete hormones directly (rather than through a duct) into the bloodstream.
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The thyroid gland is small butterfly shaped ductless gland in our throat and secretes thryroid hormones which regulate the metabolism of our body.