Meritnation experts What is meaning of gland we have so many types of gland in our body i need meaning of gland in biology in simple language only in a sheet of paper only as i do not understand in meritnation platform i need handwritten explanation in a sheet of paper meaning of gland and examples of gland also in simple language so i can understand i am confused i need handwritten ans only in a sheet of paper meaning of gland and explanation examples also???
Gland is an organ present in the human that synthesises particular chemical substances for use in the body or for release of substances such as hormones.
These are of two types:
1. If a gland releases its secretion into the bloodstream then it is known as endocrine gland.
The endocrine glands include the thyroid, parathyroids, anterior and posterior pituitary, pancreas, adrenals, pineal, and gonads. Also called ductless gland .
2. If a gland releases its secretion into cavities then it is known as exocrine gland. Example: sebaceous glands