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homeostatis
sameness or constant
hormones
chemical substances released into blood that are carried to other parts of the body to exert their effect
gland
an organ that has specialized cells to excrete substances
endocrine gland
a gland that secretes hormones into bloodstream
exocrine gland
a gland that secretes onto an external or internal surface
hypophysis
pituitary gland located at base of brain
adrenal gland
endocrine gland located above each kidney
pineal gland
pine cone shaped gland attached to posterior part of the brain
thyroid
endocrine gland located at the front of the neck
parathyroid glands
endocrine glands embedded in the posterior of the thyroid gland
pancreas
elongated structure which serves many digestive functions in addition to endocrine functions
islet of Langerhans
area of pancreas that performs an endocrine function