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1

Name endocrine glands.

• Pituitary gland
– Adenohypophysis
– Neurohypophysis
• Thyroid gland
• Parathyroid glands
• Adrenal glands
– Adrenal cortex
– Adrenal medulla
• Pancreas – Islets of Langerhans

2

what is endocrine function?

• Secrete molecules – Hormones
• Maintain metabolic equilibrium and homeostasis
• Reach target cells via bloodstream
• Modify function
• Feedback inhibition maintains homeostasis