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endocrinology

 [en″do-krĭ-nol´o-je]
1. the study of hormones, the endocrine system, and their role in the physiology of the body.
2. a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the endocrine system.

en·do·cri·nol·o·gy

(en'dō-kri-nol'ŏ-jē),
The science and medical specialty concerned with the internal or hormonal secretions and their physiologic and pathologic relations.
[endocrine + G. logos, study]

endocrinology

(ĕn′də-krə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the endocrine glands.

en′do·cri′no·log′ic (-krĭn′ə-lŏj′ĭk), en′do·crin′o·log′i·cal adj.
en′do·cri·nol′o·gist n.

endocrinology

The subspecialty of internal medicine dedicated to studying and managing diseases of the endocrine system–eg, conditions affecting the thyroid, adrenal glands, hypophysis and hypothalamic axes, ovaries, testes, pancreas. See Endocrine pancreas, Endocrinologist.

en·do·cri·nol·o·gy

(en'dō-kri-nol'ŏ-jē)
The science and medical specialty concerned with the internal or hormonal secretions and their physiologic and pathologic relations.
[endocrine + G. logos, study]

endocrinology

the study of ENDOCRINE GLANDS and their secretions.

en·do·cri·nol·o·gy

(en'dō-kri-nol'ŏ-jē)
Medical specialty concerned with internal or hormonal secretions and their physiologic and pathologic relations.
[endocrine + G. logos, study]
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This book places particular emphasis on the developmental maturation, normal physiology, and control mechanisms governing endocrine organ systems.
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Muscle as an endocrine organ: IL-6 and other myokines.
The research presented in this volume explores adipose tissue as an essential endocrine organ that produces and secretes an identifiable set of specific adipokines and how this adipokine production arises from varying physiologic and pathologic states.