endocrine gland


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Medically, the pineal gland is defined as 'a small endocrine gland that produces the hormone melatonin, which affects the waking and sleeping patterns in man.
The glands that release substances directly into the bloodstream are called ductless or endocrine glands (Figure 1).
The endocrine system constitutes endocrine glands which are situated in different part of body.
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.
Identifying any potential hormone allergies is also key, as is treating the Lyme disease infections, since Borrelia, the organism that causes Lyme, destroys endocrine gland tissue.
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.
Throughout the chapters the editors comprehensively focus on the specific minute details of physiology, function, and specific diseases affecting each endocrine gland.
The corpus luteum is a transient endocrine gland which forms from the ovulated ovarian follicle and is critical for normal reproduction because it is the primary source of the progestational hormones such as progesterone.