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Endocrine Gland

Endocrine Gland

Endocrine glands are organs whose function is to secrete into the blood or lymph substances known as hormones which play an important part in general chemical changes or the activities of other organs at a distance. The chief endocrine glands are the thyroid gland, adrenal bodies, pituitary body, parathyroid glands, pancreas, ovaries and testicles.

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