Endocrine Glands of the Head and Neck

The endocrine system of the head and neck contains several major glands and sets of glands. These are responsible for releasing hormones into the bloodstream; from there, the hormones are transported to organs and tissues throughout the entire body. The glands in this part of the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, the pineal gland, the pituitary gland and the thyroid and parathyroid glands.


Anatomy Explorer