Endocrinology: all you need to know about this medical specialty
Hormones are substances produced by the glands and carried by the blood, they act on several organs. These hormones intervene in several functions such as nutrition (regulation of glucose by insulin, leptin for fat stability ...), growth, reproduction, ... Any anomaly or disruption of the functioning of these hormones can cause disorders or endocrine diseases. Thus, the medical specialty that focuses on the functioning, abnormalities and ways of treating the endocrine glands is called endocrinology.
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