secretory organ


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Noun1.secretory organ - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstreamsecretory organ - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
green gland - one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae
sericterium, serictery, silk gland - silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
acinus - one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
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This system comprises endocrine glands (thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and others) and secretory organs (pancreas, hypothalamus) that release hormones directly into the blood stream and regulate the body functioning.
Genteric is a privately held biotechnology company with a new method of drug delivery that employs gene therapy and the secretory organs of the patient's own gastrointestinal system to produce and release therapeutic proteins into the bloodstream.
There are endocrine glands (pituitary, pineal, thyroid and others) and secretory organs (pancreas, hypothalamus) that release hormones directly into the blood stream.