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Endocrinology Series: What Are Endocrine Glands?

Endocrine Glands Include

Pituitary Pineal Thyroid
Thymus Pancreas Ovary
Adrenal * 2 Parathyroid * 4 Testes * 2

 Adenohypophysis = anterior pituitary

Its hormones are essential for:

  1. Regulating growth and development
  2. Stimulating the reproductive system
  3. Providing a response to stress
  4. Regulating intermediary metabolism
Synthesis and secretion of adenohypophysis hormones are controlled by:

  1. Hypothalamic factors
  2. Peripheral hormones
  3. Drugs

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Last updated October 2013

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