Endocrinology Lecture 2: Hormones and Their Functions

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What is the main difference between endocrine and exocrine glands?

Exocrine glands have no ducts, while endocrine glands release secretions directly into the blood.

Which type of glands release their secretions directly into the blood?

Endocrine glands

Which is an example of an exocrine gland?

Sweat glands in the skin

Why are most endocrine glands highly vascularized?

To enable direct contact with blood capillaries for hormone release

Which type of gland would be expected to have ducts for secretion?

Digestive glands

Learn about the production and functions of hormones and their disturbances in the endocrinology system. Understand the role of glands and tissues in hormone secretion.

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