A Brief Look at the Endocrine System - Pharmacology

Glands of the endocrine system produce hormones that are distributed throughout the body in circulating blood. Hormones, synthesized from amino acids and cholesterol, affect cellular activity of tissues and organs.

There are two types of hormones: proteins (which are also known as small peptides) and steroids. Steroids are secreted from the adrenal glands and the gonads.

Endocrine glands are ductless glands that include the pituitary (hypophysis), thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, gonads, and pancreas.(Endocrine glands and their secretions)lists endocrine glands, their location, and the hormone(s) secreted by the gland.

Endocrine glands and their secretions.

TABLE : Endocrine glands and their secretions.


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