Endocrine disorders

Endocrine disorders are those related to an endocrine gland, usually a hormone or similar substance produced by the body. They would typically be treated by your doctor and an endocrinologist. For example, there are disorders of insulin (diabetes), glucagon, statins, thyroid hormone (thyroid disease), and many others. Closely related are ...

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Introduction: Endocrine disorders

The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. The endocrine glands consist of: pineal; pituitary; thyroid and parathyroids; thymus; adrenals; pancreas; ovaries (female); and testes ...1

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Causes of Endocrine disorders

Endocrine glands release hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are powerful chemicals that travel through the blood, controlling and instructing the functions of various organs. Normally, the hormones released by endocrine glands are carefully balanced to meet the body's needs. Source ...2

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Causes List for Endocrine disorders

Some possible causes of Endocrine disorders or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Endocrine disorders

Types of endocrine disorders are those affecting all the various endocrine glands:

And there are many other ...

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Genetics of Endocrine disorders

Advances in molecular genetics have led to a greatly strengthened understanding of the mechanisms of certain of the hereditary endocrine disorders. This section of genes and disease focuses on disorders for which the primary gene defect has been characterized or ...4

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  1. Source: NCBI, Genes and Disease (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ books/ NBK22231/ 
  2. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ endocrine-diseases/ multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NCBI, Genes and Disease (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ books/ NBK22231/ 

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