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Definition 1: the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for endocrine in the sense of this definition

(endocrine is a kind of ...) a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland; promotes growth in humans

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone secreted by the thymus; stimulates immunological activity of lymphoid tissue

(... is a kind of endocrine ) any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules

(... is a kind of endocrine ) any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a steroid having androgenic activity; obtained from the cortex of the adrenal gland

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity

(... is a kind of endocrine ) any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes

(... is a kind of endocrine ) anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland

(... is a kind of endocrine ) any 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; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy; relaxes the pelvic ligaments and prepares the uterus for labor

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone secreted by the pineal gland

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a hormone that is released by nerve impulses (e.g., norepinephrine or vasopressin)

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitocin); stimulates contractions of the uterus and ejection of milk

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting

(... is a kind of endocrine ) hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary

Definition 2: any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for endocrine in the sense of this definition

(endocrine is a kind of ...) any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

(... is a kind of endocrine ) yellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum; it degenerates after a few days unless pregnancy has begun

(... is a kind of endocrine ) the medulla of the adrenal gland; secretes epinephrine

(... is a kind of endocrine ) the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones

(... is a kind of endocrine ) cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin

(... is a kind of endocrine ) the posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a thin piece of tissue that has become part of the posterior pituitary

(... is a kind of endocrine ) the anterior part of the anterior pituitary

(... is a kind of endocrine ) the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature

(... is a kind of endocrine ) the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen

(... is a kind of endocrine ) either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney

(... is a kind of endocrine ) any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland

(... is a kind of endocrine ) located near the base of the neck

(... is a kind of endocrine ) a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced

(... is part of endocrine) the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity

Definition 3: of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where endocrine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • endocrine system

Synonyms for endocrine in the sense of this definition

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