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Dr. Austina Cho
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

Common diseases: The best advice I can give you to understand this is to go to the local library and find a readable book about the Endocrine system. There are many books worth reading. Perhaps before you go to the library you might want to read a few articles on the internet that will give some ideas to begin with. If you do follow this please let me know what you think. ...Read more

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Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

Is prostate cancer considered an endocrine system disorder?

No: Prostate cancer does produce the protein "psa, " but this is not a functional hormone that we believe has any significant physiologic effect. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that can occur if there is a problem with the endocrine system?

What are some diseases that can occur if there is a problem with the endocrine system?

Textbook: Hi. I have many textbooks (big and thick!) with diseases of the "endocrine system". Too road a question for an answer in 400 characters or less! If you'd care to narrow it down, maybe we can help. ...Read more

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Is the pancreas classified under endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, or another type of surgery?

Is the pancreas classified under endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, or another type of surgery?

Pancreaticobiliary : most bigger centers have a dedicated team for PBS (pancreaticobiliary surgey). In some cases, a general, gi or onc surgeon can be the one specializing in it as well. ...Read more

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I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?

I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?

Probably not: Appendix cancer is not part of any men syndrome. Pancreatic cancer can be, but it is a specific type called a neuroendocrine tumor. Likewise, the thyroid cancer in men syndromes is called meduallry carcinoma, which make up only about 10% of all thyroid cancers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the endocrine system work?

Can you tell me how the endocrine system work?

Endocrine: My best answer is for you to go online and look for the many comments about the Endocrine system. Look for easy to read and understand articles. Avoid scientific articles till you have finished the earlier ones. After a while let me know how you got on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about functions of endocrine system?

Endocrine system: Start by going online to Yahoo and look at "endocrine images". Once you have glanced at that go online to read the many articles about the endocrine system. ...Read more

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Does botox affect the endocrine system?

Does botox affect the endocrine system?

No : Botox is a muscle blocker. It stops muscles from working thereby lessening wrinkles. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Shim
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Pancreatic Diseases (Definition)

Pancreatic disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his pancreas, the organ in the upper abdomen that makes enzymes for digestion and makes insulin to handle the blood sugar. Pancreatic disease includes ...Read more


Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more