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 +Ductless glands that secrete substances which are released directly into the circulation and which influence metabolism and other body functions. 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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