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  • noun Plural form of endocrine.


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  • At the moment, I am especially absorbed in a study of the endocrines -- the ductless glands.

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  • Basically, insulin is a protein hormone that is secreted by endocrines cells in the pancreas.

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  • Such discharges foster the growth of the drug-resistant superbugs and threaten the disruption of human and animal endocrines.

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  • “Nature corrects the disproportions of growth by varying the endocrines,” he reflects.

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  • It releases endocrines into the bloodstream that cause a chemical reaction remarkably similar to that caused by a healthy snort of cocaine.

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  • As brain and nerves adjusted and endocrines responded, the primitive centers - gustatory, splanchnic, olfactory - grew active, too.


  • These internal secretions or endocrines pass directly into the blood stream, and exercise a dominating power over health and personality.

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  • What a man thinks, does and feels (or perhaps we should reverse this order) is the result of environmental forces playing upon a marvelously intricate organism in which every part reacts on every other part, in which nervous energy influences digestion and digestion influences nervous energy, in which enzymes, hormones, and endocrines engage in an extraordinary game of checks and balance, which in the normal course of events make for the individual's welfare.

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  • Emotion, as we shall discuss it later, is at least in large part a bodily reaction, a disturbance in heart, lungs, abdominal organs, blood vessels, sympathetic nervous system, endocrines, etc.

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  • This system is the nervous mechanism of organic life, regulating heart, lungs, blood vessels, intestines, sex organs, acting together with endocrines, etc.

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