ductless gland


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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 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.
that the abnormal functioning of these ductless glands may change a saint into a satyr; a beauty into a hag; a giant into a pitiful travesty of a human being; a hero into a coward, and an optimist into a misanthrope.
What is personal to the individual is psyche which is rooted in the brain the nervous system and the ductless glands, and is the subtlest expression of one's physical being.