Endocrine System – Notes
Human Endocrine System
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with the study of the endocrine glands and the actions of their hormones.
The hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, pancreas, adrenal and gonads are the endocrine glands on our body.
Endocrine glands are also called ductless glands due to the absence of ducts.
Hormones are non – nutrients chemicals messengers secreted in trace amounts by glands or neurons.
Exocrine glands release their secretions through ducts and are called ducts glands.
Glands in the human body that have both exocrine and endocrine properties are known as heterocrine glands.