- A system of glands and cells that make hormones that are released directly into the blood and travel to tissues and organs all over the body. The endocrine system controls growth, sexual development, sleep, hunger, and the way the body uses food.
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endocrine system — n the glands and parts of glands that produce endocrine secretions, help to integrate and control bodily metabolic activity, and include esp. the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, islets of Langerhans, ovaries, and testes * * * the… … Medical dictionary
endocrine system — endocrine system. См. эндокринная система. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
Endocrine system — In physiology, the endocrine system is a system of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone directly into the bloodstream to regulate the body. The endocrine system is in contrast to the exocrine system, which secretes its chemicals using … Wikipedia
endocrine system — Group of ductless glands that secrete hormones necessary for normal growth and development, reproduction, and homeostasis. The major endocrine glands are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, islets of Langerhans, adrenals, parathyroids, ovaries … Universalium
endocrine system — noun the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity • Hypernyms: ↑system • Part Holonyms: ↑body, ↑organic structure, ↑physical structure • Part Meronyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
endocrine system — noun A control system of ductless glands that secrete hormones which circulate via the bloodstream to affect cells within specific organs … Wiktionary
endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… … Universalium
Diffuse neuro-endocrine system — The Diffuse Neuro Endocrine System (DNES) consists of cells from the central nervous system (CNS), Peripheral nervous system (PNS) and nearly all organs with the common phenotype: The ability to produce biological active Amines or Peptides which… … Wikipedia
Glands and hormones of the human endocrine system — ▪ Table Glands and hormones of the human endocrine system gland or tissue principal hormone function testis testosterone stimulates development of male sex organs and secondary sex characteristics, including facial hair growth and increased… … Universalium
retrocerebral endocrine system — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) System comprised of corpora allata, corpora cardiaca and ventral gland … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology