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ductless gland

(dŭkt′lĭs)

ductless gland

[dukt′les]
a gland lacking an excretory duct, such as an endocrine gland, that secretes hormones directly into blood or lymph.

ductless gland

A gland with cells that secrete specific molecules into the adjacent interstitial space (paracrine glands) or into the blood stream (endocrine glands).
See also: gland

ductless gland

see ENDOCRINE GLAND.
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The first day programme included eight working papers on the history of diabetes, most advanced treatment methods for hyperlipidemia, child obesity and its relation to diabetes, ductless gland diseases emergency cases, pregnancy and ductless glands disorders.
The two-day conference aims at raising awareness of diabetes and ductless glands diseases, their prevalence rates among adults and children in the Sultanate, as well as, the latest developments in this field.