Physiology and Reproduction in Poultry

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
  • George J. Mountney


Endocrine glands are ductless glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream to bring about a number of important physiological functions. They include the ovary, testes, pineal, thyroid, parathyroids, ultimobranchial gland, adrenal, pituitary, and islets of Langerhans of the pancreas. In addition, hormones are also secreted in the brain and gastrointestinal tract (Fig. 3.1).


Poultry Meat Shell Membrane Shell Gland Semen Collection Medullary Bone 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
    • 1
  • George J. Mountney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Poultry ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.United States Department of AgricultureCooperative State Research ServiceUSA

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