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Endocrine glands release (secrete) hormones into the bloodstream.
The endocrine glands include:
- Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas
Hypersecretion is when an excess of one or more hormone is secreted from a gland. Hyposecretion is when the amount of hormones are released is too low.
There are many types of disorders that can result when too much or too little of a hormone is released.
Disorders that may be associated with abnormal hormone product from a particular gland include:
- Renal calculi
- Excessive loss of minerals from bone (osteoporosis)
Testes and ovaries:
- Lack of sex development (unclear genitalia)
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