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You could feel the cocaine crystals oozing from his sweat glands. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The lymph glands near by are often enlarged and tender. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The two small adrenal glands on the kidneys also make a little of the hormone. The Sun (2009)There are racial variations in how much people sweat and the number of sweat glands they have. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The lymph glands and lymphatic system fight infection and remove excess fluid from the tissues. The Sun (2015)The adrenal gland is part of this automatic nervous system. Hambly, Dr Kenneth Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)It can also switch off sweat glands. The Sun (2008)Sometimes there are enlarged lymph glands in the neck. The Sun (2015)Less of the steroid is produced by the adrenal gland as a person ages. The Sun (2011)He had been suffering for some time from cancer of the lymph glands. John Cornwell Seminary Boy (2006)It is caused by failure of the adrenal glands. The Sun (2011)Fat cells can turn hormones from the adrenal gland into a weak form of oestrogen. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Everyone is born with the same number of sweat glands but they mature in the first two years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are found more frequently in younger women and are more likely to have spread to the lymph glands. Times, Sunday Times (2008)First of all, these changes involve the glands of the body which produce various hormones. Lamplugh, Diana & Sterwin, Diana & Nottidge, Pamela Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)You may get swollen glands in the groin, or other lymph glands. Westcott, Patsy Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)When you are under stress your adrenal glands produce more cortisol, the stress hormone. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In women, it comes from the ovaries and adrenal glands. Brumberg, Elaine Take Care of Your Skin (1990)Sometimes cancer is found first in the lymph glands, since that is a favored site for spread. Laszlo, John (MD) Understanding Cancer (1987)Sage has a direct action on the sweat glands and may help to control the mechanism that underlies hot flushes, she says. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The organs and glands of sheep have been found to be the least likely to cause allergic reactions, and so they are recommended. Chaitow, Leon The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)Feet smell because there are more sweat glands on the feet than anywhere else on the body - but it shouldn't stop you from wearing summer shoes. The Sun (2014)

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Translations for 'gland'

British English: gland /ɡlænd/ NOUN
Glands are organs in your body that produce chemical substances which your body needs.
...sweat glands.
  • American English: gland
  • Arabic: غُدَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: glândula
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: žlijezda
  • Czech: žláza
  • Danish: kirtel
  • Dutch: klier lichaamsdeel
  • European Spanish: glándula
  • Finnish: rauhanen
  • French: glande
  • German: Drüse
  • Greek: αδένας
  • Italian: ghiandola
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 기관
  • Norwegian: kjertel
  • Polish: gruczoł
  • European Portuguese: glândula
  • Romanian: glandă
  • Russian: железа
  • Spanish: glándula
  • Swedish: körtel
  • Thai: ต่อม
  • Turkish: beze
  • Ukrainian: лімфовузол
  • Vietnamese: tuyến


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