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  Gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A gland is an organ in an animal's body that synthesizes a substance for release such as hormones, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
Montgomery's glands - sebaceous glands of the mammary areola.
Weber's glands - the tubular mucous glands of the tongue.
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 MSN Encarta - Endocrine System
In contrast, the exocrine glands, such as the sweat glands or the salivary glands, release their secretions directly to target areas—for example, the skin or the inside of the mouth.
The adrenal glands work in concert with the pituitary gland and the brain to increase the body’s tolerance of these hormones in the blood, preventing the normal feedback mechanism from decreasing secretion levels until the illness is gone.
Constant stimulation from the pituitary gland to produce the needed hormone causes the thyroid to grow, eventually producing a medical condition known as goiter.
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 Endocrine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However it is now known that a number of endocrine glands receive direct neural input via the autonomic nervous system and respond to that neural input in concert with the hormonal secretions of the pituitary.
The thyroid gland, which is a bilobed structure anterior to the upper part of the trachea, regulates basal metabolism through its hormones, thyroxine and triidothyronine.
The pineal gland, also called epiphysis, is a conical body that extends from the roof of the third ventricle under the posterior end of the corpus callosum in the brain.
www.bio-logicsolutions.com /endocrin.htm   (2089 words)

 Endocrine System
Endocrine glands, on the other hand, release more than 20 major hormones directly into the bloodstream where they can be transported to cells in other parts of the body.
Although the endocrine glands are the body's main hormone producers, some other organs not in the endocrine system - such as the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and skin - also produce and release hormones.
Once a hormone is secreted, it travels from the endocrine gland that produced it through the bloodstream to the cells designed to receive its message.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_body/body_basics/endocrine.html   (2023 words)

 endocrine system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The master gland, i.e., the gland that regulates many of the other endocrine glands, is the pituitary, located at the base of the brain.
The endocrine portion of the pancreas, called the islets of Langerhans, secretes insulin, which regulates the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood and glucagon, which raises blood sugar level.
The thymus, sometimes considered another endocrine gland, processes lymphocytes in newborn animals, seeding the lymph nodes and other lymph tissues; it is partly responsible for the development of the organism’s immune system (see immunity).
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 MEN Syndrome and M.E.N. 1: Parathyroid, Pituitary, Pancreas, Thyroid Tumors and MEN type 1 Syndrome
The endocrine glands are relatively small in size and release a controlled amount of their hormone directly into the blood stream.
Endocrine gland enlargement and hormone overproduction does not usually occur in all areas of an endocrine gland at the same point in time.
The endocrine disorders which may be related to MEN 1 are those in which the parathyroid gland (not the thyroid!), pancreas and pituitary gland become overactive.
www.endocrineweb.com /MEN/MEN1.html   (1961 words)

 Endocrine System
The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, and metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes.
Although the endocrine glands are the body's main hormone producers, some non-endocrine organs - such as the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, thymus, skin, and placenta - also produce and release hormones.
In contrast, when the pituitary gland fails to produce adequate amounts of growth hormone, a child's growth in height is impaired.
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glands (also known as exocrine glands) are glands which have ducts (canals) which limit the area of their secretions.
Endocrine glands release their secretions, called hormones, into the blood stream to be carried to other locations where they take their action.
The pineal body (gland), attached to the lower surface of the brain, is sometimes considered an endocrine gland.
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 Pituitary gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Located at the base of the skull, the pituitary gland is protected by a bony structure called the sella turcica.
The pituitary gland, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland about the size of a pea that sits in the small, bony cavity (sella turcica) at the base of the brain.
The pituitary gland is divided into two sections: the anterior lobe (adenohypophysis) and the posterior lobe (neurohypophysis).
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Pituitary_gland   (472 words)

 Endocrine Disruptors : 1. What are Endocrine Disrupters?
pituitary gland in the brain, the adrenals, pancreas and ovaries in the abdomen, and the testicles, which lie outside the abdomen.
endocrine system also includes a third group of hormones called ‘neurohormones’ which are released by nerve cells either locally or into the blood stream where they act further away.
Endocrine disruption is not, in itself, a measure of toxicity – the occurrence of adverse health effects.
www.greenfacts.org /endocrine-disruptors/l-2/endocrine-disruptors-1.htm   (575 words)

 Gland article - Gland bloodstream endocrine gland exocrine gland Humans pituitary - What-Means.com
A gland is an organ in an animal's body that synthesizes a substance for release, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
Other well known glands include the adrenal glands, the prostate gland, the thyroid gland and the thymus.
Gland is the name of a commune in the Aisne departement, in France
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 Endocrine System
These glands are ductless, which means that their secretions (hormones) are released directly into the bloodstream and travel to elsewhere in the body to target organs, upon which they act.
The pituitary gland is called the “master gland” but it is under the control of the hypothalamus.
This gland is located near the center of the brain in humans, and is stimulated by nerves from the eyes.
biology.clc.uc.edu /courses/bio105/endocrin.htm   (1951 words)

 Exercise 24: Endocrine Organs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In this exercise we'll be concerned with the structure of the pituitary gland, the pineal body, the endocrine portions of the reproductive organs, the endocrine pancreas, the adrenal glands, and the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
The pituitary gland arises from two different embryonic rudiments: one is a depression in the floor of the forming brain and the other is an evagination of the dorsal surface of the forming gut.
Grossly, the pineal gland is a sort of cone shaped structure in the midline of the brain, projecting from the roof of the diencephalon.
education.vetmed.vt.edu /Curriculum/VM8054/Labs/Lab24/Lab24.htm   (3801 words)

 The pineal gland (from endocrine system, human) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Though it is not part of the brain, the pineal gland develops from the roof of the diencephalon, a section of the brain.
Typically, a gland consists of either cuboidal or columnar epithelium resting on a basement membrane and is surrounded by a plexus, or meshwork, of blood vessels.
Glands are tissues that produce substances that are necessary for the functioning of other tissues or organs.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-45634?tocId=45634   (856 words)

 e-Hormone.com: Hormones, endocrine system, glands, actions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The pituitary gland, which lies is a small depression in the sphenoid bone of the skull called the sella turcica, has often been termed the 'Master Gland' because many of the hormones it releases effect the release of other hormones.
Salivary and sweat glands are also influenced by aldosterone to save sodium and the intestine increases the absorption of sodium in response to aldosterone.
DHT is needed for the maturation of the accessory glands and external genitalia, while testosterone is more important in the growth of muscle mass, development of the internal genitalia and maintainence of the male libido and sex drive.
www.e-hormone.com   (2871 words)

 Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited disorder that affects the endocrine glands.
Endocrine glands are different from other organs in the body because they release hormones into the bloodstream.
Another rare complication is an endocrine tumor inside the chest or in the stomach, known as a carcinoid.
www.niddk.nih.gov /health/endo/pubs/fmen1/fmen1.htm   (3098 words)

 endocrine gland
Gland that secretes hormones into the bloodstream to regulate body processes.
Endocrine glands are most highly developed in vertebrates, but are also found in other animals, notably insects.
In humans the main endocrine glands are the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, ovary, and testis.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0006799.html   (146 words)

 Endocrine Gland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Endocrine Gland is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Believed to be the endocrine gland into which the energy of the crown center flows; in effect, the point of contact for the soul wherein it is anchored into the physical, mechanical form
THYROID - endocrine gland in the throat; physical counterpart to the fifth chakra.
www.experiencefestival.com /endocrine_gland   (863 words)

Each gland in the endocrine system is identified, located and visually presented, permitting students to internalize their functions and explain why each is vital to an individual's health.
Ask, "What are the functions of the hypothalamus gland?" Allow time for the class to interact as they explain functions of the hypothalamus gland and record the information on their Activity Sheet.
As a gland is named/located, allow the volunteer to call on a classmate to explain the functions of the gland.
www.thirteen.org /edonline/nttidb/lessons/ns/glandns.html   (2156 words)

 Endocrine Gland
An endocrine gland is one of the glands distributed throughout the body, such as the thyroid gland in the throat or the pancreas in the abdomen.
Each endocrine gland produces hormones that are released into the circulation and distributed to distant target sites via the blood.
The hormones of an endocrine gland act as chemical messengers to control body functions such as growth, metabolism, sexual development, and egg and sperm production.
www.greenfacts.org /endocrine-disruptors/endocrine-gland.htm   (138 words)

 Human Physiology (IPHY 3430), University of Colorado at Boulder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The thyroid gland is composed of many follicles consisting of a secretory epihelium enclosing a gelatinous matrix.
Thyroid gland function is stimulated by Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) from the anterior pituitary and regulation of the thyroid is achieved by hypothalamic-hypophyseal feedback.
The parathyroid gland is embedded in the thyroid gland and regulates Ca++ metabolism.
www.colorado.edu /epob/epob1220lynch/18endo2.html   (1415 words)

 The Mosby Medical Encyclopedia: endocrine gland@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
endocrine gland, a ductless gland that produces internal secretions such as hormones and releases them into the blood or lymph nodes.
In addition, some endocrine glands produce an external secretion.
The endocrine glands are the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, islands of...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28731907&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (139 words)

 the endocrine system
Exocrine glands (not part of the endocrine system) secrete products that are passed outside the body.
Glands of ectodermal and endodermal origin produce peptide and amine hormones; mesodermal-origin glands secrete hormones based on lipids.
The pituitary gland (often called the master gland) is located in a small bony cavity at the base of the brain.
www.emc.maricopa.edu /faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookENDOCR.html   (1668 words)

 pineal gland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland located in the bottom of the brain.
The pineal gland is a midline structure and is often seen in plain skull X-rays as it is often calcified.
It is sometimes referred to as the "third eye" in occult religions, and is believed to be a dormant organ that can be awakened to enable communication with the astral plane.
encyclopedia.mysleepcenter.com /pineal_gland.htm   (174 words)

 Endocrine Gland - DiabeticGourmet.biz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An endocrine gland is one of the glands distributed throughout the body, such as the thyroid gland in the throat or...
Glands are functional units of hormone secreting cells...
Endocrine Disorders Home Page links each endocrine gland and is a common point for all of the Endocrine Web Family of Internet Sites.
www.diabeticgourmet.biz /endocrine-gland.htm   (251 words)

 Endocrine Adrenal Gland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The adrenal gland is best conceptualized as two organs: adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla.
The medulla produces catecholamines and is regulated by signals from the hypothalamus which reach the gland via the splanchnic nerve.
Cushing's syndrome is a common endocrine syndrome resulting from excess cortisol.
cats.med.uvm.edu /cats_teachingmod/pathology/path302/endocrine/enel/endoadren.htm   (1647 words)

 Month 7 ( The Endocrine Gland System )
The endocrine gland system is the network of glands throughout the body.
Supplying all these glands with nutrition is vitally important considering that they control the entire body and it's functions.
Problems relating to an unhealthy endocrine gland system are innumerous and very serious.
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 THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Endocrine glands, (Figure 51-3), are located throughout the body and regulate many of its vital processes.
This section discusses the Hormones that each endocrine gland produces and their effects on the Body.
A small gland about 1 cm in diameter is connected to the Hypothalamus by a Stalk-like Structure.
www.sirinet.net /~jgjohnso/endoreview.html   (926 words)

 Endocrine System Diseases - Endocrine Diseases - information page with HONselect
The term was originally applied to substances secreted by various ENDOCRINE GLANDS and transported in the bloodstream to the target organs.
It is sometimes extended to include those substances that are not produced by the endocrine glands but that have similar effects.
Narrow term(s): - Adrenal Gland Diseases - Diabetes Mellitus - Dwarfism - Endocrine Gland Neoplasms - Gonadal Disorders - Parathyroid Diseases - Pituitary Diseases - Thyroid Diseases
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