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What sort of disorder is an endocrine disorder?
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Hormones
The endocrine system is composed of a variety of glands and organs each of which secretes hormones that act locally or in other places throughout the body to have certain effects.
Body parts with endocrine functions range from the pituitary gland in the brain to the thyroid gland in the neck to the adrenal glands in the abdomen. Endocrine disorders can range from pubertal problems to growth problems to disorders of calcium homeostasis to types of diabetes.

In brief: Hormones
The endocrine system is composed of a variety of glands and organs each of which secretes hormones that act locally or in other places throughout the body to have certain effects.
Body parts with endocrine functions range from the pituitary gland in the brain to the thyroid gland in the neck to the adrenal glands in the abdomen. Endocrine disorders can range from pubertal problems to growth problems to disorders of calcium homeostasis to types of diabetes.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hormone problem
The term "hormone" is often misunderstood.
It is a substance produce by an organ that is secreted into the blood stream and affects tissues that are in other parts of the body. Examples are insulin, thyroid hormone, and cortisol to name just a few. Endocrine disorders are due to an excess or lack of a hormone, the body's inability to use a hormone correctly or a tumor in an endocrine organ.

In brief: Hormone problem
The term "hormone" is often misunderstood.
It is a substance produce by an organ that is secreted into the blood stream and affects tissues that are in other parts of the body. Examples are insulin, thyroid hormone, and cortisol to name just a few. Endocrine disorders are due to an excess or lack of a hormone, the body's inability to use a hormone correctly or a tumor in an endocrine organ.
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Of the "glands"
A disorder of the endocrine system - glands which secrete hormones that regulate body homeostasis, or balance.
Vary, depending on the gland involved. Examples are diabetes, hypo and hyper thyroidism, pituitary giantism, acromegaly, some forms of dwarfism, adrenal insufficiency, pheochromocytoma, precocious puberty and others. A wide spectrum....

In brief: Of the "glands"
A disorder of the endocrine system - glands which secrete hormones that regulate body homeostasis, or balance.
Vary, depending on the gland involved. Examples are diabetes, hypo and hyper thyroidism, pituitary giantism, acromegaly, some forms of dwarfism, adrenal insufficiency, pheochromocytoma, precocious puberty and others. A wide spectrum....
Dr. John Stork
Dr. John Stork
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