Diffuse endocrine system

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In addition to endocrine organs, many tissues contain cells capable of secreting hormones into the body. These are usually cells scattered in the epithelium or in similar epithelial organs. These include in particular:

These cells often produce hormones not only for endocrine but also paracrine, autocrine, and exocrine effect.

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  • ČIHÁK, Radomír – GRIM, Miloš. Anatomie. 2. upr. a dopl edition. Praha : Grada, 2002. ISBN 80-247-0143-X.

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