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.
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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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Thyroid gland is unique among the endocrine glands in having a wide-spectrum of diseases ranging from functional, immunologically-mediated diseases to neoplastic lesions.
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The endocrine glands, also called 'ductless' glands, secrete their substance directly into the blood rather than through a duct.