Endocrine Gland locations

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ekeevern
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113516
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Endocrine Gland locations
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2011-10-31 20:59:14
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Endocrine glands
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Locations of endocrine glands of the body
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  1. Pituitary Gland location
    sella turcica under hypothalamus at the base of the brain above the sphenoid bone. It is connected to the hypothalamus by the infundibular (hypophyseal) stalk
  2. Thyroid gland location
    anterior portion of the neck in front of the trachea
  3. Parathyroid gland location
    Small, oval structures arranged in pairs behind each thyroid lobe
  4. Adrenal gland locations
    small, paired, highly vascularized glands on the upper portion of each kidney
  5. Pancreas location
    behind the stomach and anterior to the first and second lumbar vertebrae

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