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Doctor insights on: Glands In The Human Body

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Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

In the back: The kidneys are located in the back about the level of the umbilicus or above toward the head, and four to five centimeters from the spine on each side. A light pat on the back in this region can confirm if this is kidney pain. ...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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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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What is the function of the adrenal gland in human body?

What is the function of the adrenal gland in human body?

Multifunctional: Very briefly, the adrenal gland can be divided between the cortex and medulla. The cortex makes a variety of hormones which control salt balance, cortisol, and androgens. The medulla primarily secretes norepinephrine and epinephrine. Functions of medulla and cortex are completely different as are the way their hormones are made and how they work. ...Read more

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Which parts of the body produce testoterone in women?

Which parts of the body produce testoterone in women?

Mainly by the : Ovaries and in lesser amounts by the adrenals and fat cells. ...Read more

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What are the major hormones present in the human body?

What are the major hormones present in the human body?

Cholesterol!: Amazingly enough, almost all hormones are made from cholesterol. Small modifications create testosterone, estrogens, cortico steroids, progesterones and quite a few others including precursors. ...Read more

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Where in the body is calcitriol produced?

Where in the body is calcitriol produced?

Skin: Your body takes in vitamins, turns them into inactive vitamon d and the sun then the kidneys activate it.Causes calcium absorptoin from GI tract. ...Read more

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Where are antibodies produced in the body?

Where are antibodies produced in the body?

From immune B cells: Antibodies, also called immunoglobulins or gamma-globulins, are made in a type of white blood cell called B-cells. They are in the blood stream, lymph nodes and in the bone marrow. We have 5 different types of antibodies: IgM (first responder), IgG (good long term immunity), IgA (in the mucous lining-tears, saliva, respiratory tract and intestinal tract), IgE (allergic antibody) and IgD (unknown) ...Read more

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Where is adrenaline produced in the body?

Where is adrenaline produced in the body?

Adrenal glands: Produced by the adrenal glands (from the zone called the medulla) .They are pyramid shaped and adjacent to the superior poles of the kidneys (hence ad-renal). ...Read more

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What is the role of the lymph nodes in the human body?

What is the role of the lymph nodes in the human body?

Lymph nodes: They act as a repository for lymphocytes which is one of several defenses we have to fight infection. ...Read more

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Where is the pancreas in the body found?

Where is the pancreas in the body found?

Deep in the belly: The pancreas is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach, and in front of the spine. On the right side, the pancreas is bounded by the duodenum (small intestine), and on the left side it is bounded by the spleen. There are several very large blood vessels that touch the pancreas as well. This challenging anatomy demands that a specialist operate on the pancreas. ...Read more

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Please describe the name of the organs in human body which make hormones?

Please describe the name of the organs in human body which make hormones?

All of them: Every organ in your body and every cell (including bone and fate) make some sort of hormones. Most work locally, others circulate in the blood. There are thousands and thousands of them. You may be thinking of the"ductless" glands, which is very old terminology. ...Read more

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What are the elements inside the body or outside the body which lead to body hair growth ?

Hair Follicles: Hair follicles are genetically determined. They are also affected by hormones that increase or decrease hair growth. Other factors may also have an effect on the hair follicles in various body locations such as hair growth that appears after puberty. ...Read more

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Which parts of the human body are affected by melanoma?

Which parts of the human body are affected by melanoma?

Skin and retina: Malignant melanomas most commonly develop in the skin as the cell of origin, the melanocytes, are most numerous in the skin. However, there are also some cases of retinal melanomas. These are only detected by routine eye exams. This is why, in addition to routine skin checks, we also encourage sunglasses and yearly eye checks. ...Read more

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What are the symptom in the body when excess protein is stored in the body?

Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more

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Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is basically a channel that carries a clear or whitish fluid called the lymph. This lymph aids in clearing the tissues of infective organisms, toxins etc. ...Read more

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The nematode wuchereria lives in lymph capillaries in the human body. How does it get there?

The nematode wuchereria lives in lymph capillaries in the human body. How does it get there?

Wucheria: This is a parasitic filarial nematode (roundworm) spread by a mosquito vector. It finds its way to the lymphatic system. ...Read more

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Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?

Does the human body naturally produce small LDL particles? Why or what are the functions of small LDL cholesterols in the human body?

LDL function.: LDL cholesterol does have a function in our bodies, so in some respects is necessary. The small dense LDL particles to which you refer, however, are more atherogenic than the other large buoyant LDL particles. Niacin supplementation can improve your LDL subtype, changing small dense LDL to large buoyant LDL. ...Read more

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Which part of the human body cannot get cancer?

Which part of the human body cannot get cancer?

Cells without nuclei: Any organ containing cells with nuclei and DNA can be subject to developing cancer. In certain tissue like the teeth or hair where no nuclei are present and DNA mutations are not found then malignancies should not appear. ...Read more