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Article Excerpts about Glands

Endocrine glands are different from other organs in the body because they release hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are powerful chemicals that travel through the blood, controlling and instructing the functions of various organs. Normally, the hormones released by endocrine glands are carefully balanced to meet the body's needs. (Source: excerpt from Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1: NIDDK)

Summary Information: Glands

Glands: An organ that makes and releases substances to other parts of the body. (Source: excerpt from Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK)

Condition count: 79 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: pancreas (24), thymus gland (3), bone marrow (9), lymph nodes (9), pituitary gland (15), pineal gland, placenta (8), adrenal glands (12)

Organ types: Organs (325), Endocrine system (93), Hormonal system (93)

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Diseases List for Glands:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Glands' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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