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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

/en·do·cri·nol·o·gy/ (-nol´ah-je)
1. the study of hormones and the endocrine system.
2. a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the endocrine system.

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

[-krinol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, endon + krinein, to secrete, logos, science
the study of the anatomical, physiological, and pathological characteristics of the endocrine system and of the treatment of endocrine problems.

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]

endocrinology

(en´dōkrinol´əjē),
n the study of the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pathology of the endocrine system and the treatment of endocrine problems.

endocrinology

study of the endocrine system.
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