Can kidney be an endocrine organ?
Similarly, you may ask, why is the kidney considered to be an endocrine gland?
Major Endocrine Glands Not all organs that secrete hormones or hormonelike substances are considered part of the endocrine system. For example, the kidneys produce the hormone renin to help control blood pressure and the hormone erythropoietin to stimulate the bone marrow to produce red blood cells.
Subsequently, question is, what are the organs of endocrine system? The major glands of the endocrine system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive organs (ovaries and testes). The pancreas is also a part of this system; it has a role in hormone production as well as in digestion.
Also Know, which hormones are produced by the kidney?
Hormone secretion The kidneys secrete a variety of hormones, including erythropoietin, calcitriol, and renin. Erythropoietin is released in response to hypoxia (low levels of oxygen at tissue level) in the renal circulation. It stimulates erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells) in the bone marrow.
Is Kidney an exocrine gland?
The kidney is traditionally regarded as an exocrine gland, producing urine to regulate body fluid volumes and composition and to excrete nitrogenous wastes. These hormones act to influence inter alia blood pressure, sodium and water excretion, red blood cell production, calcium homeostasis and the immune system.