endocrine glands


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endocrine glands

Ductless glands, producing hormones that travel through the bloodstream to target cells where they affect metabolism. See exocrine glands.
Translations

en·do·crine glands

n. glándulas endocrinas, glándulas que segregan hormonas directamente en la corriente sanguínea (gónadas, pituitaria y suprarrenales).
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They take care of many conditions including diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders, over- or underproduction of hormones, menopause, osteoporosis, hypertension, cholesterol (lipid) disorders, infertility, lack of growth (short stature) and cancers of the endocrine glands.
They are secreted from endocrine glands which are also known as duct less gland because hormones are directly secreted into the blood stream.
Kamel Salama, secretary general of the Diabetes and Endocrine Glands Association in the Eastern Region and former director of surgery and diagnosis at Dhahran Health Center at Saudi Aramco, said the Kingdom occupies first place in the prevalence of diabetes in the MENA region with nearly 24 percent of the population having been diagnosed with the disease.
The endocrine glands include the pituitary gland which lies immediately underneath the brain, the thyroid gland in the front of the neck, the parathyroid glands and the adrenal glands on top of the kidneys in the abdomen.
The endocrine system is a critical system in humans that comprises a group of endocrine glands and secreting organs.
The book's 15 sections describe surgery in various organs and body regions, including the spleen, the breast, the endocrine glands, and vascular surgery.
The system will enable, among other explorations of musculoskeletal system, nervous system, respiratory system and cardiovaculaire and endocrine glands.
Endocrinology is the medical super speciality dealing with the endocrine system, the specific secretions of the endocrine glands called hormones and the diseases involving them.
Researchers are still learning more about the overall impact of obesity on the beginning of puberty and effects on the liver, pancreas and other endocrine glands, Chappell said.
The multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes are characterized by the hyperplastic or neoplastic proliferation of 1 or more endocrine glands.
According to Dr Sameh Abdel-Shakour, an Egyptian consultant in abdominal diseases and endocrine glands, many studies have remarked on this, adding that children develop diabetes type 2 because of obesity.