HyperDic: endocrine

English > 3 senses of the word endocrine:
ADJECTIVEpertendocrine, endocrinalof or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions
NOUNbodyendocrine, hormone, internal secretionthe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
bodyendocrine, endocrine gland, ductless glandany of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
endocrine > pronunciation
Soundseh'ndowkray.n
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English > endocrine: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions.
Example"endocrine system"
Synonymendocrinal
OppositeexocrineOf or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
Spanishendocrino
Catalanendocrí
Nounsendocrine glandany of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
English > endocrine: 3 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect.
Synonymshormone, internal secretion
Narroweradrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, ACTH, adrenocorticotropin, adrenocorticotrophin, corticotropin, corticotrophinA hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex
adrenosteroneA steroid / steroid having androgenic activity
catecholamineAny of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
epinephrine, epinephrin, adrenaline, AdrenalinA catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin)
gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormoneshormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
glucagonA hormone secreted by the pancreas
glucocorticoidA steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals
gonadotropin, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotrophic hormonehormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta
insulinhormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas
melanocyte-stimulating hormone, MSHA hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes
melatoninhormone secreted by the pineal gland
neurohormoneA hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)
oxytocin, Pitocinhormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin)
parathyroid hormone, parathormonehormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands
relaxinhormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy
releasing hormone, RH, releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, hypothalamic releasing factorAny of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones
somatotropin, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotrophic hormone, STH, human growth hormone, growth hormoneA hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland
steroid hormone, steroid, sex hormoneAny hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
thymosinhormone secreted by the thymus
thyroid hormoneAny of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically
thyrotropin, thyrotropic hormone, thyrotrophin, thyrotrophic hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, TSHanterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
thyrotropin-releasing hormone, TRH, thyrotropin-releasing factor, TRF, protirelinhormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
vasopressin, antidiuretic hormone, ADH, Pitressinhormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus
BroadersecretionA functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
Spanishhormona, secreción interna
Catalanhormona
Adjectivesendocrinalof or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions
English > endocrine: 3 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningAny of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream.
Synonymsendocrine gland, ductless gland
Part ofendocrine systemThe system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily / bodily metabolic activity
Narroweradrenal cortexThe cortex of the adrenal gland
adrenal gland, adrenal, suprarenal glandEither of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
adrenal medullaThe medulla of the adrenal gland
anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland, adenohypophysisThe anterior lobe of the pituitary body
corpus luteumyellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum
gonad, sex glandA gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
islands of Langerhans, isles of Langerhans, islets of Langerhanscell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ
parathyroid gland, parathyroidAny one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
pars distilis, pars anteriorThe anterior part of the anterior pituitary
pars intermediaA thin piece of tissue that has become part of the posterior pituitary
pineal gland, pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysisA small endocrine gland in the brain
pituitary, pituitary gland, pituitary body, hypophysisThe master gland of the endocrine system
posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland, neurohypophysis, pars nervosaThe posterior lobe of the pituitary body
prostate gland, prostateA firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra
thymus gland, thymusA ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity
thyroid gland, thyroidLocated near the base of the neck
Broadergland, secretory organ, secretor, secreterAny of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
Spanishendocrina, glándula endocrina, sistema endocrino
Catalanglàndula endocrina
Adjectivesendocrinalof or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions

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