Relating to or denoting glands which secrete hormones or other products directly into the blood: the endocrine system
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- Some are hormones, secreted by endocrine glands, and circulating in the blood, which leave through capillary walls to gain access to tissue fluids around their target cells.
- The foundations of the endocrine system are the hormones and glands.
- In addition, hormones from endocrine glands enter and leave the vascular system through regionally specialized capillaries.
Early 20th century: from endo- 'within' + Greek krinein 'sift'.
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