endocrine system


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endocrine system

n.
The bodily system that consists of the endocrine glands and functions to regulate body activities.
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Noun1.endocrine system - the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activityendocrine system - the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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