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Endocrine Histology

The endocrine system is a collection of glands that secretes different types of hormones into the bloodstream. Thus helps in maintaining homeostasis throughout the body. 

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The adrenal glands are located in the superior of the kidneys. The pair of adrenal glands is made of two distinct layers and each with their own functions: outer adrenal cortex and inner adrenal medulla. Adrenal cortex produces mainly cortisol, aldosterone and androgens. Adrenal medulla produces epinephrine and norepinephrine.
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The parathyroid glands are located on the posterior side of the thyroid gland. Parathyroid glands produce the hormone parathyroid hormone (PTH) consists of calcium ion homeostasis.
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The thymus is found in the chest posterior to the sternum. The thymus produces the hormones thymosins that help regulate T-lymphocytes during fetal development to childhood. Thymus helped protect the body from harmful pathogens throughout a person’s life. During puberty thymus becomes inactive and as the person gets older the thymus becomes smaller and turns into fatty tissue.
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The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck. The thyroid gland is considered the largest endocrine gland. Thyroid gland produces three major hormones: calcitonin, triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4).