Glándulas endocrinas

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Glándulas endocrinas

Las glándulas endocrinas segregan hormonas (mensajeros químicos) en el torrente sanguíneo, para que éste las transporte a diversos órganos y tejidos en todo el cuerpo. Por ejemplo, el páncreas segrega insulina, que le permite al cuerpo regular los niveles de azúcar en la sangre. La glándula tiroides recibe instrucciones de la pituitaria para segregar hormonas que determinan el ritmo de la actividad química en el cuerpo (a más hormonas en la sangre, más rápida es la actividad química y, a menos hormonas, más lenta es ésta).

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/27/2012
  • Shehzad Topiwala, MD, Chief Consultant Endocrinologist, Premier Medical Associates, The Villages, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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