Let us have a look at the different glands of the endocrine system like thymus and pineal glands, which are the least known glands of the endocrine system.
What are the different glands of the Endocrine System?
Thymus and the pineal glands the least known glands of the endocrine glands.
The pineal gland is located near the hypothalamus, at the base of the brain. It is a tiny, pine cone shaped body. It has some follicles which have glandular function and some calcium containing bits, which is referred to as the brain sand. Its function is not known accurately.
The thymus gland shrinks up with increasing age and as person grows up. It is located in the middle of the chest, midway between the base of the neck and the breast line. The secretions of the thymus plays an important role in the body’s natural immunity defenses.