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The glands and other structures that elaborate and secrete hormones that are released directly into the circulatory system, influencing metabolism and other body processes.

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endocrine system

Anatomy; Endocrine

A group of glands in the body that produce substances called hormones. Ovary and pancreas are glands of this system.

endocrine glands

Anatomy; Endocrine

Endocrine glands are organs that synthesizes a substance (usually hormones) for release into the bloodstream directly without ducts. All together form the endocrine system. The most important ...

ventricular fibrillation

Anatomy; Allergies and allergens

An erratic, disorganized firing of impulses from the ventricles. The ventricles quiver and are unable to contract or pump blood to the body. This is a medical emergency that must be treated with ...

lacrimal glands

Anatomy; Endocrine

Lacrimal glands are present lateral and superior to the eyes. They excrete tears into ducts that carry the tears onto the conjunctival surface. These tears empty into the lacrimal sacs in the medial ...

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