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.

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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...
Endocrine glands make chemicals we call hormones which have a wide range of effect in the body . Endocrine glands are these so-called ductless gland system in the body which secrete chemicals we call hormones. Hormones are produced in one place and travel to another place in the body to create a physiological effect. The body makes many different kinds of hormones which effect growth, sexual development and maturation, and maintenance of normal metabolic functions in the body. . Read more...

What endocrine gland does paget's disease of bone harm?

None. While called an endocrine disorder, to my knowledge, there is no specific organ/gland damage. Any pathologist can to weigh in? Read more...

Can an abdominal cancer metastasize to cause a 3.8mm enhancing nodule on cauda equina nerve roots at L4 level & what is "Neopl. Of endocrine glands?

Yes . Unfortunately abdominal cancers n general can metastasize and can go to the spine or nerve roots but this is not the most likely picture. Pancreatic cancer is the most common cancer of the endocrine organs. . Read more...
Yes. Hi. There are MANY types of "abdominal cancer", many of which can metastasize to CNS/spinal cord. There are MANY endocrine glands. Has the cauda equina lesion been biopsied? Is the primary cancer known? Please provide more information if possible. I'm sorry for your illness. Good luck! Read more...

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...

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...

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...

How common are endocrine gland cancers?

Thyroid and .. Of the endocrine organs, thyroid is the commonest site of cancers. Pituitary tumors while not cancers in the literal sense are still dangerous. If you include testes and ovaries among the endocrine organs, these two, especially ovary is a common site of cancer. Read more...
Not very common. At all. There are two heritable syndromes of men 1 (pituitaty, pancreas (insulin, gastrin and glucagon producing), para thyroid) and men 2 adrenal pheochromcytoma and parathyroid adenomas. Testis and ovary pruduce non-endocrine type tumors, and rarely endocrine producing. Adrenal cortcal tumors are not common. Read more...

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...