Which of the following is NOT an endocrine gland?
All of them are endocrine glands except hypothalamus. Hypothalamus and thymus are not classified as an endocrine gland, but included in the endocrine system as they involve in the secretion of hormones.
Hormones secreted by the hypothalamus show their influence on
The pituitary gland is a tiny organ, the size of a pea, found at the base of the brain. As the “master gland” of the body, it produces many hormones that travel throughout the body, directing certain processes or stimulating other glands to produce other hormones.
Which hormone among these is not secreted by an endocrine gland?
ANF (i.e. atrial natriuretic factor) is secreted by the atrial walls of the heart. It is responsible for a decrease in blood pressure. When the blood pressure is increased, ANF which is secreted dilates the blood vessels causing a decrease in blood pressure.
Who is known as the ‘father of endocrinology’?
Thomas Addison was the first person who showed the relation between the secretion of the adrenal gland and Addison’s disease named after him.
Erythropoietin stimulated by the juxtaglomerular cells is a
Erythropoietin is the hormone which stimulates the formation of RBCs (Red blood cell). It is a peptide hormone secreted by the juxtaglomerular cells of kidney.