Endocrine glands release (secrete) hormones into the bloodstream.
The endocrine glands include:
Hypersecretion is when too many hormones are secreted from a gland. Hyposecretion is when too few hormones are released.
There are many types of disorders that can result when too much or too little of a hormone is released.
Disorders that may result when a particular gland does not produce the right amount of hormones include:
Testes and ovaries:
Kronenberg HM, Melmed S, Larsen PR, Polonsky KS. Principles of endocrinology. In: Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 1.
UPHS Contact Us
Site Map Privacy
The University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA 1-800-789-PENN ©
2014, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania