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Endocrine System

Endocrine System
The endocrine system consists of glands, each of which secretes hormones of its own directly into the bloodstream. Some of these hormones move along nerve tracts to maintain homeostasis. It regulates various human functions, including metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sleep, and mood through its hormones.
  • You may be of average height. You may be very short, or may be very tall and even unusually tall. The Thyroid has the last laugh. The human thyroid gland to a large extent resembles a bowtie and is...
    24/06/2014 by Dr.
  •   You may be of average height, very short or very tall and even unusually tall. The Thyroid has the last laugh. Thyroid structure: The Thyroid gland to a large extent resembles a bowtie,...
    17/02/2014 by Dr.
  • The pituitary gland, known sometimes as the hypophysis, is a small pea sized organ found in the cranium (skull) but is not a part of the brain. It is considered an endocrine gland, and is found...
    20/03/2013 by Dr.
  • The parathyroid glands, as the name suggests, are located besides (Para) the thyroid glands, around the windpipe. The parathyroid glands are endocrine in nature, meaning that they secrete their...
    20/03/2013 by Dr.
  • The adrenal glands are a pair of very important structures that are found to the back of the abdomen, lying just above the kidneys. The appearance of the two adrenal glands is not identical, with...
    18/03/2013 by Dr.