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Descriptor English: Endocrine Glands
Descriptor Spanish: Glándulas Endocrinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Glândulas Endócrinas
Descriptor French: Glandes endocrines
Entry term(s): Endocrine Gland
Gland, Endocrine
Tree number(s): A06.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004702
Scope note: Ductless glands that secrete HORMONES directly into the BLOOD CIRCULATION. These hormones influence the METABOLISM and other functions of cells in the body.
Annotation: general; prefer specifics, / surg: consider also ENDOCRINE SURGICAL PROCEDURES; endocrine deficiency: probably specific ENDOCRINE SYSTEM DISEASE: Manual 23.25.3
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Hormones MeSH
DeCS ID: 4784
Unique ID: D004702
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Endocrine Glands - Preferred
Concept UI M0007399
Scope note Ductless glands that secrete HORMONES directly into the BLOOD CIRCULATION. These hormones influence the METABOLISM and other functions of cells in the body.
Preferred term Endocrine Glands
Entry term(s) Endocrine Gland
Gland, Endocrine



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