3D visualization of endocrine organs reconstructed from scanned human data.
The endocrine system comprises several small organs that involve the release of extracellular signaling molecules known as hormones. The endocrine system is responsible for regulating metabolism growth and development and puberty tissue function and plays a part also in mood.
Hormones of the endocrine system are synthesized and secreted by both endocrine glands and organs that serve endocrine and exocrine functions. The adrenal gland which is perched on top of the kidneys is an example of a structure which serves essentially endocrine functions.