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can you tell me about endocrine gland with hormone secreted and the functions?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Endocrinology: Hi. Hormones are signaling molecules made in one place (their gland) and circulate via the bloodstream to regulate function at other tissues ("target tissues"). Main hormone categories are peptide/protein (e.g., insulin), steroid (e.g., cortisol), biogenic amine (e.g., epinephrine), others. Typically there is feedback regulation of hormone secretion to keep some process in a normal range.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are all the hormone secreting glands in the endocrine system?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Hormones: Brain( hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal)thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonads (testes and ovaries), pancreas(both endocrine and exocrine).
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What is the gland that secretes both exocrine and endocrine hormone?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Pancreas: Endocrine hormones are secreted into the bloodstream to cause effects in other parts of the body. The pancreas secretes Insulin and glucagon to cause these effects. Exocrine hormones are secreted into body cavities with tubes connecting the producing gland into a body cavity. The pancreas secretes a variety of substances into the intestinal tract.

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