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g land

  • n  any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

  • The most fertile branch of Medicine today is the study of the body's glands and the chemicals called hormones which those glands manufacture and distribute through the body.
  • The harder doctors have tried to trans plant glands from one person to another, the more they have become convinced that their best chance is with the swift-growing tissues from an .
  • Serge Voronoff, the Russian surgeon of Paris who leaped into notoriety about three years ago with his gland transplantation experiments, came into his own at the International .
News & Articles

  • Many species thought safe from extinction said at climate-change risk
    GLAND, Switzerland, June 25 (UPI) -- An international conservation group says climate change threatens many species thought to be safe, which may leave them out of important conservation actions.
    June 25, 2013 - UPI
  • Herzog & Niesel: New test for 'sand-in-your-eyes' disease
    First the eyes feel dry — so dry that the sensation is like having sand in them. Then the mouth dries out so that it’s hard to swallow. While the symptoms come on slowly, the disease is usually diagnosed after it’s too late. By then, the patients’ salivary glands and tear glands are already destroyed and there is little that can be done. But researchers are trying to change that by developing a ...
    June 25, 2013 - Abilene Reporter-News

  • Paul Byrd in PhillySportsline
    The Indians, my coaches and MLB have known that I have had a pituitary gland issue for some time and have assisted me in getting blood tests in different states,Byrd said in the interview.
  • Adam Yauch in
    Speaking alongside fellow band member Ad-Rock via a video broadcast on the Beastie Boys website earlier today, Yauch explained he has "a form of cancer in the gland that's over here (points to neck), the Parotid gland. It's also in a lymph node...
  • Sylvester Stallone in The Celebrity Truth (blog)
    He also referred to a conversation Stallone had with customs officers when asked why he took the banned hormones, where Stallone explained that "as you get older, the pituitary gland slows and you feel older, your bones narrow. This stuff gives your...

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