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Endocrinology

A general guide to learning about Endocrinology.

Endocrinology Resources

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This guide was created for patrons looking for general consumer health information. These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions related to advice, diagnosis, or treatment please contact a licensed medical provider.

Introduction

According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Endocrinology is the, "medical discipline dealing with the role of hormones and other biochemical mediators in regulating bodily functions and with the treatment of imbalances of these hormones."

The main hormone producing glands that make up the endocrine system are the adrenal, hypothalamus, ovaries, pancreas, parathyroid, pineal, pituitary, testes and thyroid glands. From growth & development, to metabolism, the hormones these glands send out signal many different things to your body and control a variety of bodily processes.

Some endocrine diseases and disorders include, but are not limited to:

  • Addison’s Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Endocrinology. (n.d.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/science/endocrinology

The Endocrine System. (n.d.). Hormone Health Network. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://www.hormone.org/what-is-endocrinology/the-endocrine-system

Endocrine Diseases. (n.d.). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/endocrine-diseases

Databases

Below are some of the suggested databases for locating scholarly articles pertaining to endocrinology.  

If you would like to see the full list of databases available to Touro students, click here. Once there, you can narrow your database options to ones most likely to contain information about endocrinology by choosing Health Sciences in the drop down menu.

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