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endocrine glands

Saturday 27 January 2018

endocrine gland


Definition: Endocrine glands are glands of the endocrine system that secrete their products, hormones, directly into instastial spaces and then absorbed into blood rather than through a duct. The major glands of the endocrine system include the pineal gland , pituitary gland , pancreas , ovaries , teste s, thyroid gland , parathyroid glands , hypothalamus and adrenal glands.

The hypothalamus and pituitary gland are neuroendocrine organs.