Endocrinology

Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the study of endocrine glands and their hormones. Endocrine glands make hormones, which are chemical messengers that manage the processes of the body.

Topics included in this section on endocrinology in children are:

  • Addison disease
  • ambiguous genitalia
  • Cushing's disease
  • diabetes insipidus
  • Graves disease
  • growth hormone deficiency
  • hyperthyroidism
  • hypoglycemia
  • hypothyroidism
  • precocious puberty
  • short stature

 
Visit these websites for more information:

Adrenal Gland Disorders - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Diabetes Insipidus - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Growth Disorders - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Magic Foundation - The Magic Foundation Homepage

Pituitary Disorders - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

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