The study of the medical aspects of hormones and their associated diseases and conditions. A medical endocrinologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and management of hormone conditions. Endocrinologists have backgrounds in a number of different medical fields including pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and oncology. (Some endocrinologists have a Ph.D. or another doctoral degree.) Endocrinology is often paired with the study of diabetes and metabolism. Another common pairing of endocrinology is with reproductive medicine and infertility.
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The science and medical specialty concerned with the internal or hormonal secretions and their physiologic and pathologic relations. [endocrine + G. logos, study]

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en·do·cri·nol·o·gy .en-də-kri-'näl-ə-jē, -.krī- n, pl -gies a science dealing with the endocrine glands
en·do·cri·nol·o·gist -jəst n

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the study of the endocrine gland and the substances they secrete (hormone).

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en·do·cri·nol·o·gy (en″do-krĭ-nolґə-je) [endocrine + -logy] 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.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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