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Endocrine (Glands)

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.

Illustration of major endocrine glands (male on left, female on right).Major Endocrine Glands

(Male left, female on the right.)

1. Pineal gland

2. Pituitary gland

3. Thyroid gland

4. Thymus

5. Adrenal gland

6. Pancreas

7. Ovary

8. Testes

Information and illustration obtained from Wikipedia.

 

Endocrine health issues and associated surgical treatments include:

HEALTH CONDITION

Goiter/Cancer of the Thyroid

Cancer of the Para-thyroid

Adrenal Glands tumor/cancer

Pancreatic cancer

SURGICAL TREATMENT

Thyroidectomy

Para-thyroidectomy

Adrenalectomy

Pancreatic disecetion

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