What are endocrine & exocrine glands?
The endocrine system is made up of endocrine glands. Endocrine glands release hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are chemical messengers. This lets the hormones travel to cells in other parts of the body. They’re responsible for almost every cell, organ, and function in your body.
Testes, ovaries, pancreas, Adrenals, Thymus, Parathyroid, Thyroid gland, Pineal gland, Pituitary gland, Hypothalamus are significant glands of endocrine glands
The important function of endocrine glands are-
- Makes hormones that control your moods, growth and development, metabolism, organs, and reproduction
- Controls how your hormones are released.
Exocrine glands are cellular sub-structures, organs, in a body that provide a system to secrete substances out and external to the body. Exocrine glands secrete their substances through a ductal system.
Lacrimal gland, Mammary gland, Eccrine sweat glands, salivary glands , Pancreas , liver are examples of exocrine glands.
The exocrine glands function is to regulate body temperature, lubricate, nurture newborns (lactation), aid in digestion, and aid in reproduction.