endocrine gland


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endocrine gland

Med any of the glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, including the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, testes, ovaries, and the pancreatic islets of Langerhans

endocrine gland

[′en·də·krən ‚gland]
(physiology)
A ductless structure whose secretion (hormone) is passed into adjacent tissue and then to the bloodstream either directly or by way of the lymphatics. Also known as ductless gland.
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The endocrine glands, also called 'ductless' glands, secrete their substance directly into the blood rather than through a duct.
The set of direct influences and feedback interactions among a set of endocrine glands is often called an axis (eg, the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis).
Endocrinology is the medical super speciality dealing with the endocrine system, the specific secretions of the endocrine glands called hormones and the diseases involving them.
Harrower, a pioneering researcher of oral glandulars, believed glandulars were effective because endocrine glands experienced something he referred to as "hormone hunger.
Finally, some health-care practitioners who treat Lyme disease patients (including nearly all of those who participated in my book) believe that strengthening and rebuilding the endocrine glands is an integral component of restoring hormonal balance to the body.
The pituitary gland is mentioned here because it is a prime regulator of adrenal secretions, as well as providing regulatory functions for many other endocrine glands.
Most people who develop overactivity of only one endocrine gland do not have FMEN1.
T4 in all four thalassemic groups had a significant positive correlation with hemoglobin (P13 years female had a significant positive correlation with BMI, ferritin and hemoglobin (P1000 ng/ml lead to iron overload in various organ like heart, liver and endocrine gland (Olivieri and Brittenham, 1997; Vichinsky, 2001).
This good quality blood reaches the endocrine gland, keeping them in good working order.
Each endocrine gland has specialized cell types that produce and secrete specific hormones.
Adrenal glands are a type of endocrine gland that are triangular in shape and located on top of the kidneys.
Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion for this condition in patients with Addison's disease, those with a family history of autoimmune endocrine gland failure, patients with one autoimmune endocrine disease who develop nonspecific or serious illness, and patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus whose insulin requirements drop without obvious explanation.