endocrine gland

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The endocrine glands, also called 'ductless' glands, secrete their substance directly into the blood rather than through a duct.
Meidan, "Presence and regulation of endocrine gland vascular endothelial growth factor/prokineticin-1 and its receptors in ovarian cells," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
The adrenal gland is an important endocrine gland, with the hypothalamus, pituitary composed of hypothalamic pituitary --adrenal axis that has traditionally been seen as the body's "stress system", and which ultimately controls the levels of cortisol and other important stress related hormones (Hu & Funder, 2006; Pippal & Fuller, 2008; Marieb & Hoehn, 2013).
Onset: Slow and progressive or sudden, depending on the glands involved, or if there is a tumor of an endocrine gland.
Thyroid is an endocrine gland situated at the root of the neck on either side of trachea.
They include endocrine gland hyposecretion (leading to hormone deficiency), endocrine gland hypersecretion (leading to hormone excess) and tumours (benign or malignant) of endocrine glands.
The hypothalamus is the body's master endocrine gland and many find bovine hypothalamus can help some who have a variety of health concerns.
(1,6) The frequent association of cervical thymic cysts with other endocrine gland inclusions--including the thyroid and parathyroid glands--seems to favor the congenital theory.
The thyroid gland, which produces and stores vital thyroid hormones, is introduced as not only the largest endocrine gland but also the oldest phylogenetically; even sea squirts have a thyroid.
"Peruvian research studies suggest that the alkaloids in the maca root stimulate the hypothalamus and pituitary to produce more precursor hormones, which then help enhance endocrine gland functions, specifically the pineal, adrenals, ovaries, testes, pancreas, and the thyroid gland."
The pituitary is a very small endocrine gland located on the underside of the brain.
The pineal gland, an endocrine gland located in the brain above the hypothalamus, helps to regulate the body clock.
The thyroid is an endocrine gland similar to the pancreas, but does a different job.
Fat in the body "is an endocrine gland, a hormone-producing substance involved in a dialogue with the brain, liver, and muscle in a complex [process] of nutrient metabolism," he says.