How many glands are in the human body?

1 Answer
Jan 31, 2016

There are many types of endocrine glands

  1. Neuro-secretory cells of Hypothalamus

  2. Pituitary gland (Adenohypophysis and Neurohypophysis)

  3. Pineal Gland

  4. Thyroid Gland

  5. Parathyroid Gland

  6. Thymus

  7. Endocrine part of Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans)

  8. Adrenal Gland (Adrenal Medulla and Adrenal Cortex)

  9. Follicles (in ovary) [secrete estrogen]

  10. Corpus Luteum [secrete progesterone)

  11. Placenta (formed during pregnancy)

  12. Testis

  13. Pyloric stomach

  14. Intestine (secretes 6 hormones)

There may be many other hormone secreting sites but these are the main ones.