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

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Nationally, the hospital ranked 45th in diabetes and endocrinology. Lila Seidman, Glendale News-Press, "Adventist Health Glendale makes top 10 regional list in time for blessing of the grapes," 15 Aug. 2019 Trevino said the hospital has had strong cardiovascular services, emergency care and diabetes, endocrinology, nephrology and pulmonology care. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "New CEO to oversee upgrades at Baptist Medical Center," 22 July 2019 After graduation from the University of Delhi, Shyamala got a PhD in nutrition and endocrinology from UC Berkeley. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kamala Harris's Mom, Shyamala Gopalan, Inspires Kamala Every Day," 16 July 2019 Right now, the facility operates clinics for behavioral health, cardiology, chemotherapy, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonary and more. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al.com, "Cooper Green: What patients should know about healthcare partnership with UAB," 4 July 2019 The university hired New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to conduct an investigation after recent complaints made by former patients of the late Reginald Archibald, who specialized in pediatric endocrinology. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Rockefeller University Investigation Finds Doctor Abused Many Children," 23 May 2019 Josephine Arendt, an emeritus professor of endocrinology at Surrey University who studies circadian rhythms, agreed about the importance of the work winning this year’s prize. Quanta Magazine, "Nobel Prize Awarded for Biological Clock Discoveries," 2 Oct. 2017 Some of the more than 30 experts at that center are ob/gyns like Dr. Lynn, but there are also obstetricians, urogynecologists, gynecological oncologists, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How Does Cannabis Actually Affect Sex?," 25 Mar. 2019 The previous technique, slow freezing, could create ice crystals, which could damage the eggs when they were thawed, said Dr. Randi Goldman, a clinical instructor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Harvard and Brigham and Women’s. Pam Belluck, New York Times, "What Fertility Patients Should Know About Egg Freezing," 13 Mar. 2018

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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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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

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

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