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(N) Endocrine System

(N) Endocrine System
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noun endocrine system

Translation: sistema endocrino

Definition of endocrine system in English

Group of organs and tissues of the body responsible for the secretion of hormones in order to regulate many bodily functions.

Definition of endocrine system in Spanish

Conjunto de órganos y tejidos del organismo encargados de segregar hormonas al medio interno, cuya función principal es regular muchas de las funciones corporales.

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noun hypothalamus

Translation: hipotálamo

Definition of hypothalamus in English

Central portion of the base of the vertebrate brain, which regulates the endocrine system and various processes of the autonomic nervous system.

Definition of hypothalamus in Spanish

Porción del cerebro de los vertebrados, localizada en la zona central de su base, cuya función principal es regular las funciones viscerales autónomas y endocrinas.

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noun pituitary gland

Translation: glándula pituitaria

Definition of pituitary gland in English

Gland located at the base of the vertebrate brain, whose main function is to maintain homeostasis through the endogenous secretion of hormones.

Definition of pituitary gland in Spanish

Glándula localizada en la base del cerebro de los vertebrados, cuya función principal es mantener la homeostasis a través de la secreción endógena de hormonas.

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noun pineal gland

Translation: glándula pineal

Definition of pineal gland in English

Small endocrine gland, centrally located in the vertebrate brain, whose primary function is the production of melatonin in order to regulate sleep patterns.

Definition of pineal gland in Spanish

Pequeña glándula endocrina localizada en el cerebro de los vertebrados, encargada de secretar melatonina y regular los ritmos circadianos.

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noun thymus

Translation: timo

Definition of thymus in English

Lymphoid gland, located in the upper region of the thorax, specialised in the development and selection of T lymphocites for proper immune function.

Definition of thymus in Spanish

Órgano linfático primario localizado en la región superior del tórax, especializado en el desarrollo y selección de linfocitos T para que la función inmunológica sea adecuada.

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noun thyroid gland

Translation: glándula tiroides

Definition of thyroid gland in English

Lobed endocrine gland, located in the inferior, central part of the neck, which produces various hormones that influence the organism's metabolism and growth.

Definition of thyroid gland in Spanish

Glándula endocrina lobulada, localizada en la parte inferior central del cuello, cuya función principal es producir varias hormonas, así como controlar el metabolismo y el crecimiento.

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noun parathyroid gland

Translation: glándula paratiroides

Definition of parathyroid gland in English

Each of the small glands, located posterior to the thyroid, which secretes parathyroid hormone in order to regulate the organism's calcium and phosphate levels.

Definition of parathyroid gland in Spanish

Pequeña glándula que segrega la hormona paratiroidea, cuya función principal es regular la cantidad de calcio en la sangre, localizada en la parte posterior de la tiroides.

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noun pancreas

Translation: páncreas

Definition of pancreas in English

Glandular organ, located in the upper right part of the abdomen, which produces various hormones and enzymes that influence metabolism, digestion, and blood sugar levels.

Definition of pancreas in Spanish

Órgano glandular localizado en la parte superior derecha del abdomen, productor de varias hormonas y enzimas que contribuyen al metabolismo, la digestión y al nivel de azúcar en sangre.

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noun adrenal gland

Translation: glándula suprarrenal

Definition of adrenal gland in English

Endocrine gland located above the kidney, which secretes various hormones, particularly those that moderate the organism's stress response.

Definition of adrenal gland in Spanish

Glándula endocrina par, localizada sobre el riñón, cuya función principal es secretar varias hormonas, muchas de ellas relacionadas con las respuestas del organismo al estrés.

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noun gonad

Translation: gónada

Definition of gonad in English

Each of the reproductive glands, which produces gametes and sexual hormones.

Definition of gonad in Spanish

Órgano reproductor cuya función principal es producir gametos y algunas hormonas sexuales.

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noun ovary

Translation: ovario

Definition of ovary in English

Female gonad, which produces the ova and sex hormones.

Definition of ovary in Spanish

Órgano reproductor femenino, que produce y secreta óvulos, así como hormonas sexuales.

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noun testicle

Translation: testículo

Definition of testicle in English

Male gonad, which produces and secretes sperm and sex hormones.

Definition of testicle in Spanish

Órgano reproductor masculino, que produce y secreta espermatozoides, así como hormonas sexuales.