DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ENDOCRINE GLANDS AND EXOCRINE GLANDS

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ENDOCRINE GLANDS AND EXOCRINE GLANDS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ENDOCRINE GLANDS AND EXOCRINE GLANDS

Character

Endocrine Gland

Exocrine Gland

i. Definition

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The glands whose secretions are always inside the body are called endocrine glands.

The glands whose secretions come out of the body are called exocrine glands.

ii. Secretions

Hormones

Enzymes and other than hormones

iii. Passage of secretions

Travel through blood

Never released into blood

iv. Ducts

Absent, hence also called duct less glands

Present, hence also called duct glands.

v. Examples

Glucagon, insulin, etc.

Enzymes like trypsin, erepsin, etc.

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