Endocrine System

Your endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate your body's growth, metabolism, and sexual development and function. The hormones are released into the bloodstream and transported to tissues and organs throughout your body.

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1. pineal body
2. hypothalamus
3. pituitary gland
4. thyroid gland
5. parathyroid gland
6. thymus gland (found only in children)
7. pancreas
8. adrenal glands (suprarenal glands)
9. ovaries (in females)
10. testicles "testis" (in males)

AMAs Current Procedural Terminology, Revised 1998 Edition. CPT is a trademark of the American Medical Association.

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