Endocrine system


MSH: The system of glands that release their secretions (hormones) directly into the circulatory system. In addition to the ENDOCRINE GLANDS, included are the CHROMAFFIN SYSTEM and the NEUROSECRETORY SYSTEMS.,CSP: ductless glands that secrete substances which are released directly into the circulation and which influence metabolism and other body functions.,NCI: 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.,NCI: Collective designation for those tissues capable of secreting hormones.

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