How Many Glands Does the Human Body Have?

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The human body contains as many as nine ductless glands and five ducted glands, depending on gender and physiology. These 14 major glands are essential for conducting a wide range of key biological processes.

The glands found in the human body are responsible for everything ranging from allowing mothers to breastfeed their young to ensuring that body temperature can be more effectively regulated. According to the University of Cincinnati, the body’s endocrine system is responsible for hormone regulation, managing blood glucose levels and protecting organs and tissues from external pathogens by ensuring an effective immune response to viruses and bacterium.