Endocrine Glands : Role, Types and their Functions

Endocrine Glands : Role, Types and their Functions

What is a gland and its Functions? Types of Glands A gland is an organ (or even a cell) in our body which secretes some chemical substances. The glands are of 2 types, namely endocrine glands and exocrine glands. Endocrine glands are called as ductless glands as they release their secretions directly into the blood […]

Thyroid Gland : Location and Functions

Thyroid Gland : Location and Functions

Location of the Thyroid Gland: The thyroid gland is present around the front and either side of the trachea (wind pipe), at the base of the neck, just below the larynx. Thyroid gland resembles a stocky butterfly which is facing downwards towards the chest. What are the Hormones Secreted by Thyroid Gland? Thyroid gland function: […]

Adrenal Glands : Location, Structure and Functions

Adrenal Glands : Location, Structure and Functions

Location of the Adrenal Glands: Adrenal glands are triangular glands that are located on the top of both kidneys. They rest like skull caps on the kidneys, secreting different hormones and have different functions. Parts and Functions of the Adrenal Gland and their Hormones 1. Adrenal Medulla The central internal portion of the adrenal gland […]

Importance of the Pituitary Gland – The Master Gland

Importance of the Pituitary Gland – The Master Gland

What is Pituitary Gland? Where is it Present? What are its functions? The Pituitary gland is called as the master gland as it regulates the functions of all other endocrine glands by secreting hormones. Lobes of Pituitary Gland and their Location: Pituitary gland has 2 lobes. The lobe which is present towards the front of […]

Human Body & Organ Systems Basics

Posted under Category : Health Fundas Human Body Our Human Body represents the entire structure of the human organism. It consists of trillions of cells that are organised biologically to form the entire human body. Human body contains different organ systems consisting of various organs. These organ systems are constructed wonderfully to perform various functions. […]