What are the Endocrine Glands? Endocrine glands release hormones directly into the blood stream instead of scecreting it into a duct. The body has a network of endocrine glands throughought the body that release hormones into the blood stream to acheive physiological responses.
For example, the hormone adrenaline is released by the adranal gland during the sympathetic (fight or flight) response to an event in order to allow a person to run faster or fight harder.
These are a basic list of the Endocrine Glands within the human body:
Anterior Pituitary Gland
Posterior Pituitary Gland
Adrenal Cortex Gland
Adrenal Medullar Gland
Panreatic Islets Gland
Atria Naturietic Gland