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Endocrine system: the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity
Source: WordNet 2.1
Endocrine system : The system of glands that release their secretions (hormones) directly into the circulatory system. In addition to the ENDOCRINE GLANDS, included are the CHROMAFFIN SYSTEM and the NEUROSECRETORY SYSTEMS.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. The endocrine glands consist of: pineal; pituitary; thyroid and parathyroids; thymus; adrenals; pancreas; ovaries (female); and testes (male).
Endocrine system: The endocrine system includes a group of glands that secrete a large variety of hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are chemicals that control many of the body's processes, including sexual development, reproduction, growth, and metabolism. The endocrine system glands include the adrenal glands, parathyroid glands, thymus, pineal body, pancreas, ovaries, testes, pituitary and thyroid.
The endocrine system interacts with every other system in the body, including the nervous system, genitourinary system, musculoskeletal system, immune system, circulatory system, respiratory system and digestive system.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Endocrine system:
The following conditions are related to the organ: Endocrine system:
The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Endocrine system:
These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Endocrine system:
Condition count: 93 ; see list below.
Organ types: Hormonal system (93)
Organs: list of all organs
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