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