Which gland is both endocrine and exocrine?

Which gland works both as an endocrine and exocrine?

Key Points

  • The Pancreasworks as both endocrine and exocrine.
  • Glands are those which secrete hormones.
  • Endocrine glands are those that secrete hormones directly (without ducts) into blood and exocrine are those glands which secrete hormones through ducts.
  • Pancreas gland is a gland that secretes hormones with or without duct, it work as an exocrine when it secretes pancreatic juice and it works as an endocrine when it secretes the hormones, insulin or Glucagon to control blood sugar levels.

Additional Information

  • The pituitary gland is also called the master gland, controls the function of most other endocrine glands.
    • The pituitary, a pea-sized gland at the base of the brain, produces a number of hormones.
    • The hypothalamus is located below the thalamus in the brain.
    • Hypothalamus regulates the pituitary gland.
    • It produces thyroxine hormone (T4) and triiodothyronine hormone (T3).

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