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 [glanz] (pl. glan´des) (L.)
a small, rounded mass or glandlike body.
glans clito´ridis the erectile tissue on the free end of the clitoris.
glans pe´nis the cap-shaped expansion of the corpus spongiosum at the end of the penis.


Plural of glans.


See glans.


Plural of glans.

Patient discussion about glandes

Q. Anyone know if there is a connection between Fibromyalgia and your Thyroid gland? I have Fibromyalgia and I read that if your diagnosed with this you can have Thyroid problems also. If anyone knows out there please inform me. Many thanks.

A. Below is an interesting article on the subject. A significant percentage of the estimated 20 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Some experts believe that like most cases of hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia is also autoimmune in nature. Others believe that fibromyalgia may be one manifestation of an under active metabolism – hypometabolism – and is therefore one variation on thyroid dysfunction.

Q. my friend ate a bar of chocolate and now her left neck gland is swollen any ideas why? no other symptoms

A. it can be an infection -just like brandon said- or although this is rare, it can also be an allergic reaction.
if it is an infection, you can usually find such other infection symptoms like : fever, pain in that swollen area, increased white blood cells (in blood work test), etc.

if it is an allergy, usually it will fade away itself in couple of days, or you can just try to consume anti-allergic drugs, such as : loratadine and maybe combined with dexamethasone.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..

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500 environ) ont des glandes a venin, mais 25 especes seulement sont connues comme dangereuses et posent dans certaines parties du monde un probleme de sante publique tres important.
Dans certaines situations, l'hypertension arterielle peut etre la consequence d'une maladie des reins, d'un hyperfonctionnement des glandes surrenales, ou d'une rigidite excessive des arteres.
Sous l'influence des hormones masculines ou androgenes, secretees en plus grande quantite lors de la puberte, les glandes sebacees de la peau secretent parfois du sebum de facon excessive : la peau et les cheveux deviennent gras.
L'exces de fer va se deposer au niveau des organes tels le coeur, le foie, les reins, le pancreas, les glandes endocrines et la peau.
La regulation de la temperature du corps est effectuee par la sueur produite par les glandes sudoripares.