ductless gland


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duct·less gland

(dŭkt′lĭs)

ductless gland

n
(Anatomy) anatomy See endocrine gland

en′docrine gland`


n.
any gland, as the thyroid, adrenal, or pituitary gland, that secretes hormones into the blood or lymph; ductless gland.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ductless gland - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstreamductless gland - 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
Translations

ductless gland

nendokrine or innersekretorische Drüse
References in classic literature ?
These are among the ductless glands, the functions of which, both in physiology and in connection with the emotions, have only come to be known during recent years.
The thyroid gland is small butterfly shaped ductless gland in our throat and secretes thryroid hormones which regulate the metabolism of our body.
The first day programme included eight working papers on the history of diabetes, most advanced treatment methods for hyperlipidemia, child obesity and its relation to diabetes, ductless gland diseases emergency cases, pregnancy and ductless glands disorders.