gland of internal secretion

gland of internal secretion n ENDOCRINE GLAND

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  • gland of internal secretion — endocrine gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • internal secretion — n. a substance secreted directly into the blood, as by an endocrine gland; hormone * * * …   Universalium

  • internal secretion — n. a substance secreted directly into the blood, as by an endocrine gland; hormone …   English World dictionary

  • internal secretion — noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect • Syn: ↑hormone, ↑endocrine • Derivationally related forms: ↑endocrinal (for: ↑endocrine), ↑hormonal ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • secretion — secretionary /si kree sheuh ner ee/, adj. /si kree sheuhn/, n. 1. (in a cell or gland) the act or process of separating, elaborating, and releasing a substance that fulfills some function within the organism or undergoes excretion. 2. the product …   Universalium

  • endocrine gland — noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream • Syn: ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland • Derivationally related forms: ↑endocrinal (for: ↑endocrine) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • endocrine gland — n a gland (as the thyroid or the pituitary) that produces an endocrine secretion called also ductless gland, gland of internal secretion * * * a gland that manufactures one or more hormone and secretes them directly into the bloodstream (and not… …   Medical dictionary

  • exocrine gland — n a gland (as a sweat gland, a salivary gland, or a kidney) that releases a secretion external to or at the surface of an organ by means of a canal or duct called also gland of external secretion * * * a gland that discharges its secretion by… …   Medical dictionary

  • thyroid gland — /ˈθaɪrɔɪd glænd / (say thuyroyd gland) noun a bilobate ductless gland lying on either side of the windpipe or trachea and connected below the larynx by a thin isthmus of tissue. Its internal secretion is important in regulating the rate of… …   Australian English dictionary


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