endocrine

Type: Term Pronunciation: en′dō-krin Definitions: 1. Secreting internally, most commonly into the systemic circulation; of or pertaining to such secretion. 2. The internal or hormonal secretion of a ductless gland. 3. Denoting a gland that furnishes an internal secretion.
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endocrine

[adj] - of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions
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Endocrine

Glandular tissues that secrete (make and release) hormones directly into the blood stream. For example, the endocrine gland cells in the pancreas secrete insulin into the blood.
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Endocrine

Relating to the secretion of hormones. The endocrine system consists of various glands which produce hormones
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Endocrine

An internal secretion.
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Endocrine

Endocrine: Pertaining to hormones and the glands that make and secrete them into the bloodstream through which they travel to affect distant organs. The endocrine sites include the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pineal gland, thyroid, parathyroids, heart (which makes atrial-natriuretic peptide), the stomach and intestines, islets of Langerhans in t...
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endocrine

Pertaining to internal secretions, hormonal. ... Compare: exocrine. ... Origin: Gr. Krinein = to separate ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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endocrine

endocrinal adjective of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions; `endocrine system`
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endocrine

(en´do-krin) (en´do-krīn) secreting internally. pertaining to internal secretions; hormonal.
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endocrine

(endo- + Gr. krinein to separate) pertaining to internal secretions; hormonal. Cf. exocrine.
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endocrine

endocrine 1. A reference to hormones and the glands that make and secrete them into the bloodstream through which they travel to affect distant organs. 2. Any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. 3. The secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it ...
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endocrine

Greek endo = within, and krinein = to separate, hence, the organs that ductlessly secrete their products into the bloodstream.
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endocrine

Refers to tissue that makes and releases hormones that travel in the bloodstream and control the actions of other cells or organs. Some examples of endocrine tissues are the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands.
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ENDOCRINE

endocrine glands are ductless glands that regulate bodily functions via hormones secreted into the bloodstream. The endocrine system includes the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid, adrenal glands, and gonads (ovaries and testes).
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Endocrine

Pertaining to hormones and the glands that make and secrete them into the bloodstream through which they travel to affect distant organs. The endocrine sites include the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pineal gland, thyroid, parathyroids, heart (which makes atrial-natriuretic peptide), the stomach and intestines, islets of Langerhans in the pancreas...
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Endocrine

Secreting internally, applied to organs whose function is to secrete into blood or lymph a substance which has an important role in metabolism.
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endocrine

The body system that produces hormones. Endocrine organs include the pancreas, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, and adrenal glands. Diseases of the endocrine system may lead to the production of too much or too little hormone.
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