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Thyroid: One of the Main Endocrine Glands of the Human Body
Introduction (what they are)
Endocrine glands are glands and tissues in the human body responsible for the production of hormones. These are chemicals responsible for regulating various functions of the human body.
Main endocrine glands of the human body:
- Pineal gland
- Thyroid gland
- Adrenal Gland
- Testicle (in men)
- Ovary (in women)
- Regulate the activities of the human body through the hormones carried by the blood to various organs.
Did you know?
The area of medicine that studies and deals with problems related to the endocrine glands is endocrinology. The doctor who specializes in this area is known as an endocrinologist.