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Endocrine system

Descriptions of Endocrine system

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)

Article Excerpts about Endocrine system

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).

Summary Information: Endocrine system

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.

Closely Related Organs: Endocrine system

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Endocrine system

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Sub Parts: Endocrine system

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Endocrine system

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Condition count: 93 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: hormonal system (93), glands (79), pituitary gland (15), pancreas (24), thyroid gland (14), parathyroid glands (6), pineal gland, ovaries (16), testes (13), hypothalamus (1)

Organ types: Hormonal system (93)

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