Definition of Endocrine

1. Noun. The secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect.

2. Adjective. Of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions. "Endocrine system"
Exact synonyms: Endocrinal
Partainyms: Endocrine Gland, Endocrine Gland
Antonyms: Exocrine

3. Noun. Any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream.

Definition of Endocrine

1. Adjective. Producing internal secretions that are transported around the body by the bloodstream. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the endocrine glands or their secretions. ¹

3. Noun. The secretion of an endocrine gland. ¹

4. Noun. An endocrine gland. ¹

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Definition of Endocrine

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Medical Definition of Endocrine

1. Pertaining to internal secretions, hormonal. Compare: exocrine. Origin: Gr. Krinein = to separate This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endocrine

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

Literary usage of Endocrine

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"An attempt is made to present objectively the issue of endocrine disruption ... In addition, the potential role of environmental endocrine disruption in the ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Purification of Neonatal Rat Pancreatic Monolayer Cultures for endocrine Cells (40657)1 WILFRED Y. FUJIMOTO Department of Medicine RG-20. ..."

3. 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 ..."

4. The Principles of Therapeutics by Oliver Thomas Osborne (1921)
"GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS To understand both the rational and the experimental therapeutic uses of endocrine gland preparations the clinician must note the ..."

5. Physiology and biochemistry in modern medicene by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"THE endocrine ORGANS, OR DUCTLESS GLANDS stances in the blood other than epinephrine may ... The Association of the Adrenal with Other endocrine Organs We ..."

6. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"endocrine Disorders and Osteoporosis Hormones are major factors in the regulation ... As the Institute with primary responsibility for support of endocrine ..."

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