Types of Endocrine Glands

Endocrine System of Class 11

Types of endocrine glands :

Endocrine glands are of two types

Purely endocrine glands : These are devoted entirely to hormone secretion e.g. pituitary pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal.

Partly endocrine glands : These produce hormones and perform other functions also e.g. hypothalamus, gonads, placenta, pancreas, kidneys, mucous membrane of alimentary canal.

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