Endocrinology

Books about endocrinology:

Endocrinology: Specialist Handbook Endocrinology at a Glance (At a Glance S.) Essential Endocrinology (Essentials S.)
Endocrinology: Specialist Handbook Endocrinology at a Glance (At a Glance S.) Essential Endocrinology (Essentials S.)

Endocrinology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of the endocrine glands and the substances they produce, and also the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the endocrine system. Endocrine glands produce hormones that regulate many of the body's functions.

The term "hormone" is derived from the Greek word "hormao" meaning 'I excite or arouse'.

The functions of hormones can be categorized according to their functions, for example:

  • Reproduction and sexual differentiation
  • Development and growth
  • Maintenance of the internal environment
  • Regulation of metabolism and nutrient supply.

For more information about specific hormones, visit the glossary section about hormones.


Associated Terms:

  • A medical specialist in the field of endocrinology is called an endocrinologist.
  • The adjective used to refer to endocrinology is endocrinological, although that is a word which is rarely used.


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