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Any of various glands producing hormonal secretions that pass directly into the bloodstream. The endocrine glands include the thyroid, parathyroids, anterior and posterior pituitary, pancreas, adrenals, pineal, and gonads. Also called ductless gland.
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(Anatomy) any of the glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, including the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, testes, ovaries, and the pancreatic islets of Langerhans. Also called: ductless gland
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any gland, as the thyroid, adrenal, or pituitary gland, that secretes hormones into the blood or lymph; ductless gland.
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en·do·crine gland(ĕn′də-krĭn, ĕn′də-krēn′)
Any gland of the body that produces hormones and secretes them directly into the bloodstream. In mammals, the thyroid gland, adrenal gland, and pituitary gland, as well as the ovary, testis, and pancreas are all endocrine glands. ♦ The group of endocrine glands together with the hormones they secrete is known as the endocrine system. See Note at hormone.
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A ductless gland that secretes hormones.
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|Noun||1.||endocrine 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
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 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
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