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

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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 This test is usually done by day four of your menstrual cycle, Tarun Jain, M.D., a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist at Northwestern Medicine, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "What Does It Mean to Have a Diminished Ovarian Reserve?," 17 Nov. 2018 Unlike many of her contemporaries in endocrinology who don’t know much about adaptogen supplements, though, Mullur does sometimes let her patients take them. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Adaptogenic dusts, oils, and pills have a veneer of science, but there’s not much evidence to back them up.," 2 Nov. 2018 What's more clear-cut though is the fact that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, says Rita Kalyani, M.D., associate professor of medicine and physician of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at Johns Hopkins University. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "What's the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?," 10 Sep. 2018 All the activities are monitored by Nicklaus pediatric endocrinology nurses to ensure a safe and healthy environment, according to a news release. Emily Himes, miamiherald, "Diabetic children learn about nutrition and keeping healthy at Camp Roaring Sun," 10 July 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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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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