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What are the endocrine glands for?

What are the endocrine glands for?

Great question!: Endocrine glands (thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, among many others) produce hormones. A hormone is a molecule which is released into the blood to travel to other cells. When the hormone meets a receptor molecule in these other cells, the hormone can change the activity of that cell. For example, Insulin is a hormone which promotes the uptake of glucose in other cells in the body. ...Read more

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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


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If endocrine glands are not connected to each other, how does the endocrine system work?

The circulation: Hi. Hormones made in one place (a gland) are transported throughout the body by the circulatory system to target tissues (tissues where the hormone affects/regulates tissue function). ...Read more

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What is an endocrine gland?

What is an endocrine gland?

Gland: I may have answered this for you before. Please go online and search for "hormone images". The images should tell you all you need to know about endocrine glands and how they might interact with each other. ...Read more

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Please help, I have an endocrine gland problem?

O...kay...: Hi. Do you want to give us some information and ask a question? If so, maybe we can help. But you ask us to help and give us NO information. We're not mind readers, we're physicians and scientists. Throw us a bone! ...Read more

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Which is the largest endocrine gland in human body?

Which is the largest endocrine gland in human body?

Thyroid Gland: The thyroid gland is the largest purely endocrine gland. The Pancreas is larger, but is technically a heterocrine gland (exocrine and endocrine function). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about human endocrine glands and hormones?

Can you tell me about human endocrine glands and hormones?

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 ther is feedback regulation of hormone secretion to keep some process in a normal range. Good luck ...Read more

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How common are endocrine gland cancers?

How common are endocrine gland cancers?

See Below: See below link: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/endocrine-tumor.

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What endocrine glands affect human hair growth?

What endocrine glands affect human hair growth?

Adrenals.Thyroid: Adrenals which produce cortisol And Thyroid which produces Thyroxin And indirectly Anterior Pituetary which produces Adrenocorticotropic Hormone(ACTH) ...Read more

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What endocrine glands affect human hair growth?

Hair growth: There are many endocrine causes affecting hair growth - so many that it is hard to know where to start. If it is OK with you, I would go online and simply look for "endocrine glands and hair loss". Not every article will be the same but they will be close, particularly if you look for comments from University Medical Faculty. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more