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en·do·crine

 (ĕn′də-krĭn, -krēn′)
adj.
1. Secreting internally.
2. Of or relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them.
n.
1. The secretion of an endocrine gland; a hormone.
2. An endocrine gland.

[French : Greek endo-, endo- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]
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endocrine

(ˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn; -krɪn)
adj
(Anatomy) of or denoting endocrine glands or their secretions: endocrine disorders.
n
(Anatomy) an endocrine gland
[C20: from endo- + -crine, from Greek krinein to separate]
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en•do•crine

(ˈɛn də krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin)
adj. Also, en•do•cri•nal (ˌɛn dəˈkraɪn l, -ˈkrin l)
1. secreting internally into the blood or lymph.
2. of or pertaining to an endocrine gland or its secretion.
n.
[1910–15; endo- + -crine < Greek krinein to separate]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endocrine - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effectendocrine - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
ACTH, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, corticotrophin, corticotropin - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
Adrenalin, adrenaline, epinephrin, epinephrine - a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormones - hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
glucagon - a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)
gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
insulin - hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells
melatonin - hormone secreted by the pineal gland
neurohormone - a hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)
oxytocin, Pitocin - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk
parathormone, parathyroid hormone - hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting
relaxin - hormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy; relaxes the pelvic ligaments and prepares the uterus for labor
hypothalamic releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, releasing factor, releasing hormone, RH - any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
growth hormone, human growth hormone, somatotrophic hormone, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotropin, STH - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans
thymosin - hormone secreted by the thymus; stimulates immunological activity of lymphoid tissue
thyroid hormone - any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically
ADH, antidiuretic hormone, Pitressin, vasopressin - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
sex hormone, steroid hormone, steroid - any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
adrenosterone - a steroid having androgenic activity; obtained from the cortex of the adrenal gland
glucocorticoid - a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity
catecholamine - any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
melanocyte-stimulating hormone, MSH - a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes
thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotrophic hormone, thyrotrophin, thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin, TSH - anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
protirelin, thyrotropin-releasing factor, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, TRF, TRH - hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
2.endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstreamendocrine - 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
Adj.1.endocrine - of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions; "endocrine system"
exocrine - of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
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Translations

endocrine

[ˈendəʊkraɪn]
A. ADJendocrino
B. Nglándula f endocrina
C. CPD endocrine gland Nglándula f endocrina
endocrine system Nsistema m endocrino
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

endocrine

[ˈɛndəʊkraɪn ˈɛndəʊkrɪn] adj [system] → endocrinien(ne); [gland] → endocrine
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

endocrine

adjendokrin; endocrine glandendokrine Drüse
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

endocrine

[ˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn] adjendocrino/a
endocrine (ductless) gland → ghiandola endocrina a secrezione interna
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

en·do·crine

a. endocrino-a, rel. a secreciones internas y a las glándulas que las producen.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

endocrine

adj endocrino
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Three major acquisitions involved the conventional pharmaceutical industry over the past four years: in 2014, Bayer acquired Algeta ASA and its major drug for end-stage prostate cancer treatment 223Ra-Xofigo for about NOK 17.6 billion (US$ 2.9 billion), while Novartis took over Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) and its Neuro Endocrine Tumor treatment 177Lu-Lutathera in January 2018 for a total value of US$ 3.9 billion; additionally Novartis announced in October 2018 the acquisition of the company Endocyte developing the prostate cancer drug 177Lu-PSMA-617 for a total value of US$ 2.1 billion, this transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019.
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Cole, "Genetic defects associated with familial and sporadic hyperparathyroidism," in Endocrine Tumor Syndromes and Their Genetics, vol.
evaluated Cg A plasma levels in patients with several phenotypes of endocrine tumor and at different stages of the disease, comparing with healthy participants and patients who have chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), with and without enterochromaffin cell-like (ECL) hyperplasia while Arnold et al.
Caption: Figure 1: (a and b) Histological examination (hematoxylin and eosin staining) showing a malignant endocrine tumor with atypical cells, large nuclei with numerous mitotic figures (blue arrows), magnification = 10 x, and (c) intestinal wall invasiveness (red arrow), magnification = 40 x.
Caption: FIGURE 3: Pancreatic endocrine tumor with nests of uniform cells surrounded by a fibrovascular stroma.
Glucagonoma and the glucagonoma syndrome--cumulative experience with an elusive endocrine tumor. Clin Endocrinol.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor - Pipeline Review, H2 2015', provides an overview of the Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor's therapeutic pipeline.
Endocrine tumor of the pancreas that presents with acute upper GI bleeding is uncommon.
An ultrasound-guided hepatic mass biopsy was performed and the pathology revealed an endocrine tumor consistent with insulinoma.
Another rare complication is an endocrine tumor inside the chest or in the stomach, known as a carcinoid.