PARATHYROID GLANDS

This gland is located in the posterior surface of the lateral lobes of the thyroid gland,…

Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped structure located in front of the neck and inferior to…

PANCREAS

The pancreas is both an endocrine gland and an exocrine gland. Size is about 15 cm…

THYMUS

The thymus is a lymphoid organ helps in immunity. • It is located behind the sternum,…

Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland shaped like a pine cone attached to the…

Pituitary Gland

The pituitary gland is a pea-shaped structure that measures 1–1.5 cm in diameter and weight 0.5…

HYPOPHYSEAL PORTAL SYSTEM

Hypothalamic hormones that release or inhibit anterior pituitary hormones reach the anterior pituitary via a portal…

Introduction to Endocrine System

The endocrine system controls body activities by releasing mediators, called hormones. A hormone is a mediator…