Anatomy of the Endocrine System Topic Guide
Anatomy of the Endocrine System: The endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pineal, reproductive, and the pancreas.
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