crin-, crino-

(Greek: to secrete, to come out; such as, a certain gland or glands)

allocrine (adjective), more allocrine, most allocrines
Pertaining to or indicating foreign hormones being taken up and getting a response in an organism: One example an allocrine are the hormones or secretions of a gland as in breast milk.
1. Denoting vasomotor disorders of endocrine origin; secreting internally into the blood or lymph.
2. Pertaining to an endocrine gland or its secretion.
A vasomotor disorder of endocrine origin; secreting internally into the blood or lymph.
apocrine (adjective), more apocrine, most apocrine
A reference to producing a secretion that involves breaking off of the part of the cytoplasm of the secreting cells above the nucleus; produced by an apocrine gland.
apocrine gland (s) (noun), apocrine glands (pl)
Any of the large sweat glands that produce both a fluid and a secretion.

Apocrine glands are restricted in men to hairy regions of the body, and are lined by a single layer of tall columnar cells with acidophile cytoplasm (thriving in a relatively acid environment).

A substance secreted by a cell and acting on surface receptors of the same cell.
Producing or stimulating secretion.
A poisonous substance secreted by specialized glands of certain animals including sponges, millipedes, frogs, and toads.
dysendocrinism, dyscrinism, dysendocriniasis, dysendocrinia, dysendocrisiasis
1. A disorder of endocrine function.
2. Any dysfunction of the endocrine system.
Producing a fluid secretion without removing cytoplasm from the secreting cells; produced by an eccrine gland.
eccrine gland
Any of the rather small sweat glands that produce an eccrine secretion which are restricted to the human skin.
A branch of physiology that deals with secretion and secretory organs.
1. A reference to hormones and the glands that make and secrete them into the bloodstream through which they travel to affect distant organs.
2. Any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream.
3. The secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect.

The endocrine sites include the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pineal gland, thyroid, parathyroids, heart (which makes atrial-natriuretic peptide), the stomach and intestines, islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, the adrenal glands, the kidney (which makes renin, erythropoietin, and calcitriol), fat cells (which make leptin).

Endocrine is as opposed to exocrine. The exocrine glands include the salivary glands, sweat glands and glands within the gastrointestinal tract.

1. A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the endocrine system.
2. A medically qualified specialist in internal medicine who has subspecialised in the diseases of glandular organs.
1. The branch of biology dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions; especially, in relation to their processes or functions.
2. The study of hormones, their receptors, the intracellular signalling pathways they invoke, and the diseases and conditions associated with them.