Jump to content

Endocrine gland

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Endocrine glands are glands that secrete their product (hormones) directly into the blood. This group contains the glands of the endocrine system.

The main endocrine glands are the pituitary gland, the pancreas, the gonads, the thyroid gland and the adrenal glands. Other organs which are not so well known for their endocrine activity include the stomach, which produces such hormones as ghrelin.

Reference[change | change source]

Endocrine system
Adrenal gland - Corpus luteum - Hypothalamus - Ovaries - Pancreas - Parathyroid gland - Pineal gland - Pituitary gland - Testes - Thyroid gland - Hormone