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en·do·crine

 (ĕn′də-krĭn, -krēn′)
adj.
1. Secreting internally.
2. Of or relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them.
n.
1. The secretion of an endocrine gland; a hormone.
2. An endocrine gland.

[French : Greek endo-, endo- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

endocrine

(ˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn; -krɪn)
adj
(Anatomy) of or denoting endocrine glands or their secretions: endocrine disorders.
n
(Anatomy) an endocrine gland
[C20: from endo- + -crine, from Greek krinein to separate]

en•do•crine

(ˈɛn də krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin)
adj. Also, en•do•cri•nal (ˌɛn dəˈkraɪn l, -ˈkrin l)
1. secreting internally into the blood or lymph.
2. of or pertaining to an endocrine gland or its secretion.
n.
[1910–15; endo- + -crine < Greek krinein to separate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endocrine - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effectendocrine - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
ACTH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, corticotrophin, corticotropin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
Adrenalin, adrenaline, epinephrin, epinephrine - a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormones - hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
glucagon - a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)
gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
insulin - hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells
melatonin - hormone secreted by the pineal gland
neurohormone - a hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)
oxytocin, Pitocin - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk
parathormone, parathyroid hormone - hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting
relaxin - hormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy; relaxes the pelvic ligaments and prepares the uterus for labor
hypothalamic releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, releasing factor, releasing hormone, RH - any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
growth hormone, human growth hormone, somatotrophic hormone, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotropin, STH - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
thymosin - hormone secreted by the thymus; stimulates immunological activity of lymphoid tissue
thyroid hormone - any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically
ADH, antidiuretic hormone, Pitressin, vasopressin - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
sex hormone, steroid hormone, steroid - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
adrenosterone - a steroid having androgenic activity; obtained from the cortex of the adrenal gland
glucocorticoid - a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity
catecholamine - any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
melanocyte-stimulating hormone, MSH - a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes
thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotrophic hormone, thyrotrophin, thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin, TSH - anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
protirelin, thyrotropin-releasing factor, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, TRF, TRH - hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
2.endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstreamendocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
gland, secreter, secretor, secretory organ - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
endocrine system - the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity
thyroid, thyroid gland - located near the base of the neck
parathyroid, parathyroid gland - any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
adrenal, adrenal gland, suprarenal gland - either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
prostate, prostate gland - a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
thymus gland, thymus - a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age
hypophysis, pituitary, pituitary body, pituitary gland - the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
adenohypophysis, anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland - the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
pars anterior, pars distilis - the anterior part of the anterior pituitary
pars intermedia - a thin piece of tissue that has become part of the posterior pituitary
neurohypophysis, pars nervosa, posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland - the posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
epiphysis cerebri, pineal body, pineal gland, epiphysis - a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
islands of Langerhans, isles of Langerhans, islets of Langerhans - cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones
adrenal cortex - the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones
adrenal medulla - the medulla of the adrenal gland; secretes epinephrine
corpus luteum - yellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum; it degenerates after a few days unless pregnancy has begun
gonad, sex gland - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
Adj.1.endocrine - of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions; "endocrine system"
exocrine - of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
Translations

endocrine

[ˈendəʊkraɪn]
A. ADJendocrino
B. Nglándula f endocrina
C. CPD endocrine gland Nglándula f endocrina
endocrine system Nsistema m endocrino

endocrine

[ˈɛndəʊkraɪn ˈɛndəʊkrɪn] adj [system] → endocrinien(ne); [gland] → endocrine

endocrine

adjendokrin; endocrine glandendokrine Drüse

endocrine

[ˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn] adjendocrino/a
endocrine (ductless) gland → ghiandola endocrina a secrezione interna

en·do·crine

a. endocrino-a, rel. a secreciones internas y a las glándulas que las producen.

endocrine

adj endocrino
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