Definition of Endocrine system

1. Noun. The system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity.

Group relationships: Body, Organic Structure, Physical Structure
Generic synonyms: System
Terms within: Ductless Gland, Endocrine, Endocrine Gland

Definition of Endocrine system

1. Noun. (physiology) A control system of ductless glands that secrete hormones which circulate via the bloodstream to affect cells within specific organs. ¹

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Medical Definition of Endocrine system

1. The system of glands that release their secretions (hormones) directly into the circulatory system. In addition to the endocrine glands, included are the chromaffin system and the neurosecretory systems. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endocrine System

endocrine cells of gut
endocrine disorders
endocrine disruptor
endocrine exophthalmos
endocrine gland
endocrine gland neoplasms
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endocrine hormones
endocrine manipulation
endocrine ophthalmopathy
endocrine surgical procedures
endocrine system (current term)

Literary usage of Endocrine system

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Rather, this document focuses on those reports of adverse human and ecological effects in which a common theme of endocrine system disruption by ..."

2. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1921)
"THE MORBID ANATOMY OF EPIDEMIC ENCEPHALITIS AS REGARDS THE endocrine system* BY HUBERT S. HOWE, MD Associate in Neurology, Columbia University; ..."

3. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by National Research Council (2006)
"The following section reviews material on the effects of fluoride on the endocrine system—-in particular, the thyroid (both follicular cells and ..."

4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1921)
"Let this, therefore, be the excuse for presenting some fact and much theory upon the subject of the endocrine system and its influence upon the mental and ..."

5. The Glands Regulating Personality: A Study of the Glands of Internal by Louis Berman (1921)
"And if one endocrine system conquers, it must be either because it is inherently stronger, its secretion potential, that is, the amount of secretion it can ..."

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