The Endocrine System
The endocrine system is an integrated system of small organs that involve the release of extracellular signaling molecules known as hormones. The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating metabolism, growth, tissue function, and also plays a part in determining mood.
Major Endocrine Glands
(Male left, female on the right.)
1. Pineal gland
2. Pituitary gland
3. Thyroid gland
5. Adrenal gland
Information and illustration obtained from Wikipedia.
Endocrine health issues and associated surgical treatments include: