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 +Endocrine gland: A gland that secretes a substance (a [[hormone]]) into the [[bloodstream]]. The endocrine glands are "​glands of internal secretion."​ They include the [[hypothalamus]],​ pituitary gland, pineal gland, [[thyroid]],​ parathyroid glands, [[heart]] (which makes atrial-natriuretic peptide), the stomach and intestines, islets of Langerhans in the [[pancreas]],​ the adrenal glands, the [[kidney]] (which makes renin, erythropoietin,​ and calcitriol),​ fat cells (which make leptin). the testes, the ovarian follicle (estrogens) and the corpus luteum in the ovary).
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