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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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Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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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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Where does parathyroid glands locate in our body?

Where does parathyroid glands locate in our body?

In the neck: The parathyroid gland is located in the middle anterior (front) of the neck and these little teardrop looking glands lay on top of the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What is the gland that secretes both exocrine and endocrine hormone?

What is the gland that secretes both exocrine and endocrine hormone?

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. ...Read more

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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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Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

Where does thyroid gland locate at in our body?

The lower neck.: The bulk of the thyroid gland lies on both sides of your wind-pipe in your neck. This area is just above the bony notch at the top of your breast bone. There is a small bridge of tissue that connects the two lobes. Normally you cannot see or feel this gland. See a doctor if this area is puffy, feel like you have something in your throat, or there is a tenderness or fulness in this area. ...Read more

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What are the body functions regulated by parathyroid hormones?

What are the body functions regulated by parathyroid hormones?

Bone, kidney.: Parathyroid hormone maintains a normal blood calcium by releasing calcium from bone, returning calcium from filtered calcium in the kidney and by stimulating production of active vitamin d in the kidney which helps calcium absorption through the intestine. ...Read more

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Why does the adrenal cortex of adrenal glands enlarge during the summer in females?

Why does the adrenal cortex of adrenal glands enlarge during the summer in females?

Adrenals: This is news to me. I cannot think of any physiologic reason. And any "enlargement" would not be noticeable on a scan. ...Read more

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In what ways are the adrenal glands blocked which secrete testosterone hormones?

In what ways are the adrenal glands blocked which secrete testosterone hormones?

What?: Adrenal gland secretion and testosterone secretion by the testis are totally independent. The adrenal glands do produce some small amounts of testosterone. And excessive testosterone in some disease states, but those are thing that are best discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Many: Breast, adrenal glands, thyroid glands, ovaries and testes, and kidneys, bones muscles, metabolism of the whole body blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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How can I produce more human growth hormone (hgh) in the body?

How can I produce more human growth hormone (hgh) in the body?

Sleep and good diet: You may be able to produce more natural growth hormone from getting enough rest and eating a good diet, but this will not change your genetic growth potential (if your parents are not tall, then you won't be either). If you are concerned about growth hormone deficiency, see your doctor and get evaluated. Too much growth hormone is dangerous but only a tumor will cause your body to make too much. ...Read more

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Which hormones are involved in the female reproductive system?

Which hormones are involved in the female reproductive system?

Many: Estrogen is produced usually when an egg is developing at the beginning of the reproductive cycle, responding to a FSH elevation from the pituitary. Then the LH surge occurs causing ovulation, which then produces Progesterone to help maintain implantation if pregnancy occurs. ...Read more

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What are the hormones secreted by parathyroid glands?

What are the hormones secreted by parathyroid glands?

Parathyroid hormone: The parathyroid glands secrete parathyrid hormone. This hormone is important in keeping calcium levels stable in the blood. It does this by removing calcium from bone, activating vitamin d and increasing calcium removal from the urine (so less calcium is lost in the urine). ...Read more

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Where are the pituitary glands in the body?

Where are the pituitary glands in the body?

Pituitary : It's sit in the center your brain, right behind the nose. You can google pituitary and see actual images to the gland. ...Read more

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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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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