endocrine gland


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n endocrine gland any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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In literature:

Endocrine Glands and Internal Secretions.
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Of the endocrine glands, we will mention only two, which are known to play an important part in mental life.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth

In news:

The endocrine system is a collection of glands in the human body, including the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands.
Your endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate your body's growth, metabolism, and sexual development and function.
Endocrinology is the science of hormones, which are substances released by the endocrine glands that regulate virtually every cell in your body.
The adrenal glands are triangular, orange-colored endocrine glands that sit atop both kidneys.
The thyroid gland, a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism.
Hormones are chemical messengers in the body, produced by the endocrine glands.
The best-known animal hormones are those produced by endocrine glands of vertebrate animals but hormones are produced by nearly every organ system and tissue type in a multicellular organism.