endocrinology

noun
en·​do·​cri·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌen-də-kri-ˈnä-lə-jē, -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 , -​ˌkrī-​ \ noun

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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 Patients can also see doctors for primary care as well as specialties such as cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology and surgery. Annie Martin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UCF Health posts $5.8M loss, has high risk of doctor turnover, report finds," 2 July 2018 John Morris, a professor of endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic medical school and immediate past president of the American Thyroid Association, says patients should never be given thyroid if their level is normal. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "'25 Again' doctor’s license on the line in attack on hormone therapy," 14 June 2018 The couple -- Michele is a doctor of endocrinology and Max is a pediatric nurse -- live in Denver and connected on a Jewish dating web site. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Couple falls in love in New Orleans, returns for spectacular wedding," 6 May 2018 Spirtos has never heard of an incident like the one at UH in his 30 years as a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. Ginger Christ And Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Organizations investigate University Hospitals' fertility clinic after freezer malfunction," 13 Mar. 2018 For example, endocrinologists who worked exclusively with adults said they were forced to answer questions about endocrinology for children, even though the pediatric information was irrelevant to their practices. Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek, "The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine," 10 Mar. 2015

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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- \
plural endocrinologies

Medical Definition of endocrinology

: a science dealing with the endocrine glands

Other Words from endocrinology

endocrinologist \ -​jəst \ noun

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