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Introduction: Gland

Description of Gland

Gland: An organ that makes one or more substances, such as hormones, digestive juices, sweat, tears, saliva, or milk. Endocrine glands release the substances directly into the bloodstream. Exocrine glands release the substances into a duct or opening to the inside or outside of the body.
Source: National Institute of Health

Gland: any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream.
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Gland as an Organ

Gland (organ): Another name for Glands.

Gland (organ): Endocrine glands are different from other organs in the body because they release hormones into the bloodstream.... (Source: excerpt from Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1: NIDDK)

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