krinein = to separate; formation of internal secretions (= hormones) with release into blood or lymph stream.
An internal gland secretion--directly into the blood stream.
relating to cells or glands which secrete a substance directly into the bloodstream. The substance is delivered by the blood to anywhere in the body it is needed.
This term applies to organs whose function is to secrete active biochemicals into the blood circulation that effects other distant organs. Usually there is a feed-back system that turns the secreting off when the desired effect has occurred.[close window
Pertaining to hormones or to the glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
a system of glands without ducts that deliver their secretions directly into the bloodstream.
relates to endocrine glands or their secretions. Specialized organs that release hormones into the bloodstream. ( More? Endocrine Notes)
A gland that synthesizes and secretes hormones directly into the circulatory system.
applies to organs and structures that release their products into the blood or lymph, and to hormones that exert specific effects on other organs.
Secreting internally. The term is usually applied to tissues or glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream.
Any gland inside the body which can release hormones directly into the blood stream, i.e. they do not have ducts. For example: pituitary gland, thyroid, testes, ovaries etc.
Interfere with the normal functioning of the hormone system of both people and wildlife. They can subsequently produce a wide range of adverse effects including reproductive, developmental and behavioural problems.
the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions; "endocrine system"
Pertaining to hormones. Endocrine glands produce hormones, which are passed into the bloodstream and affect parts of the body, which are often distant from the gland itself.
Endocrine means secreting internally, most commonly into systemic circulation.
The endocrine glands (which include the thyroid and pituitary glands) control the body's production of hormones. These hormones regulate vital functions such as behaviour, the reproductive system and the immune system. Improper functioning of the endocrine glands can cause grave disorders or death.
Greek endo = within, and krinein = to separate, hence, the organs that ductlessly secrete their products into the bloodstream.
1. Secreting directly into the bloodstream, as a ductless gland. 2. Of or pertaining to the endocrine glands or their secretions.
A gland that produces many hormones, chemicals that circulate in the blood to reach their target organ.
pertaining to a gland that secretes hormones directly into the blood (e.g., pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands)
Related to internal secretion. Secretions from an endocrine gland include hormones, such as insulin, diffuse into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body to produce a physiological effect.
The bodyâ€™s system which involves chemical-secreting glands.
The activity of a hormone or growth factors that circulates in blood, and binds to and affect cells distant from the source of secretion.
To do with hormones.
Refers to a process in which a group of cells secrete into the blood
Pertaining to hormones and the glands that make and secrete them into the blood-stream through which they travel to affect distant organs eg. Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, which secrete insulin.
Endocrine refers to the fact that a gland secretes its products into the bloodstream. Other glands instead, such as the lacrimal glands, secrete their products outside the body (exocrine). For example, the lacrimal glands secrete tears and are therefore exocrine glands.
Describes a 'ductless' gland that secretes its product internally within the fluid of the gland passing into the blood stream to be carried to all parts of the body.
Pertaining to a gland that secretes directly into the bloodstream; the opposite of exocrine.
Relating to hormones
the endocrine system refers to glands that secrete hormones into the blood
A term referring to the ductless glands, such as the pituitary and the testes, which make an internal secretion or hormone which passes into the bloodstream and has an important influence on metabolic processes.
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, the adrenal glands, the kidney (which makes renin, erythropoietin, and calcitriol), fat cells (which make leptin). the testes, the ovarian follicle ( estrogens) and the corpus luteum in the ovary). Endocrine is as opposed to exocrine. (The exocrine glands include the salivary glands, sweat glands and glands within the gastrointestinal tract.)
Pertaining to the ductless glands
Endocrine pertains to a gland that secretes hormones directly into the blood stream.
System to secrete; the network of ductless glands and other structures that elaborate and secrete hormones directly into the blood stream, affecting the function of specific target organs.
relating to internal secretions, most commonly into the systemic circulation
The endocrine system is the group of organs that produce hormones and excrete them into the blood stream through which they travel to the tissues that use them.
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A system of organs that produces chemicals that go into the bloodstream to reach other organs whose functioning they affect.
Hormones in bloodstream.
The system of glands that produce internal secretions to integrate and control bodily metabolic activity, and include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries, and testes.
Endocrine refers to secreting internally; applied to organs (especially glands) and structures that secrete hormones directly into the blood or lymph.
An endocrine gland produces secretions (hormones) which act in other parts of the body. Follicle stimulating hormone, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are example of such hormones. An endocrine laboratory measures these hormones in the blood.