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Endocrine or ductless glands

Endocrine glands secrete active substances called Hormones. 

Lists of Endocrine glands in man and their locations-

Pituitary glands – In head

The pituitary gland, is also known as the hypophysis. It is a roundish organ that lies immediately beneath the hypothalamus

The hypothalamus is a region of the brain that controls an immense number of bodily functions.

It is composed of two distinctive parts –

One is the anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis) & the another is posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis).

* Adrenals – upper end of kidney

* Thyroid glands are found in neck

* Parathyroid – embedded on thyroid gland

* Gonads – In or below pelvic cavity

* Thymus – on either side of trachea

* Pineal gland – dorsal side of brain

* Gastric – In the wall of stomach & intestine

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