endocrinology

noun
en·​do·​cri·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌen-də-kri-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce endocrinology (audio) , -ˌkrī- \

Definition of endocrinology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, function, and disorders of the endocrine glands

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Other Words from endocrinology

endocrinologist \ ˌen-​də-​kri-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce endocrinologist (audio) , -​ˌkrī-​ \ noun

Examples of endocrinology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some specialties also do quite well, including oncology, which would receive a 14% increase, and endocrinology, which would get an increase of 17%. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, "Proposed payment rule threatens to spark political battle among phyisicians," 10 Aug. 2020 After completing his medical internship and residency training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Bardin joined the endocrinology research program at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. BostonGlobe.com, "NEW YORK — C. Wayne Bardin, a groundbreaking researcher in reproductive physiology, who was instrumental in the development of long-acting contraceptive methods — including Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world, died on Oct. 10 at his home in New York. He was 85.," 15 Nov. 2019 Using this type of insulin should be a last-ditch effort, according to Dr. Kupper Wintergerst, chief of pediatric endocrinology and director of the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center at the University of Louisville and Norton Children's Hospital. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky House bill to make insulin more affordable won't help every diabetic. Here's why," 21 Feb. 2020 Thangudu opened an endocrinology clinic called Complete Medicine in Stone Oak that offers memberships starting at $150 a month. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Some San Antonio doctors already reforming health care system," 11 Feb. 2020 The papers also vary in disciplines, including pediatrics, cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, and vascular surgery. Dalmeet Singh Chawla, Science | AAAS, "A single ‘paper mill’ appears to have churned out 400 papers, sleuths find," 27 Feb. 2020 Or in orthopedics or endocrinology with a child with broken bones. NBC News, "How to stop doctors from misdiagnosing child abuse? Don't rely on just one opinion, experts say," 13 Dec. 2019 After completing his medical internship and residency training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Bardin joined the endocrinology research program at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. BostonGlobe.com, "NEW YORK — C. Wayne Bardin, a groundbreaking researcher in reproductive physiology, who was instrumental in the development of long-acting contraceptive methods — including Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world, died on Oct. 10 at his home in New York. He was 85.," 15 Nov. 2019 After completing his medical internship and residency training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Bardin joined the endocrinology research program at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. Knvul Sheikh, New York Times, "Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of endocrinology

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endocrinology

probably borrowed from Italian endocrinologia, from endocrine endocrine entry 1 + -o- -o- + -logia -logy

Note: According to some sources coined by the Italian physician Nicola Pende (1880-1970) in 1909 (e.g., in Garabed Eknoyan, "Emergence of the concept of endocrine function and endocrinology," Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, vol. 11, no. 4 [October, 2004], p. 375), though without bibliographic citation. Pende used the word in the title of his treatise Endocrinologia: patologia e clinica degli organi a secrezione interna (Milan and Bologna, 1916).

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“Endocrinology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocrinology. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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endocrinology

noun
en·​do·​cri·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌen-də-kri-ˈnäl-ə-jē, -ˌkrī- How to pronounce endocrinology (audio) \
plural endocrinologies

Medical Definition of endocrinology

: a science dealing with the endocrine glands

Other Words from endocrinology

endocrinologist \ -​jəst How to pronounce endocrinologist (audio) \ noun

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