Endocrine System

Endocrine glands are glands of the endocrine system that secrete their products, hormones, directly into interstitial spaces and then absorbed into blood rather than through a duct. The major glands of the endocrine system include the Pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus and adrenal glands. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland are neuroendocrine organs. The pancreas is an endocrine gland that produces important hormones including insulin, glucagon, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide, all of which circulate in the blood The beta cells constitute the predominant type of cell in the islets. The beta cells are particularly important because they make insulin. Degeneration of the beta cells is the main cause of type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus

  • Track 1-1 Adrenal gland
  • Track 2-2 Reproductive glands
  • Track 3-3 Pituitary gland
  • Track 4-4 Pancreas
  • Track 5-5 Beta cells

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