Endocrinology

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Endocrinology

The study of glands and their secretions, called hormones.  Hormones are chemical messengers that communicate with nearby cells, organs or distant cells or tissues.  Hormones can be proteins or amino acids, ions or steroid molecules.  There has been several that have been identified, the most prominent of them that we discuss daily is insulin.  Insulin is a key metabolic hormone that helps to regulate glucose metabolism in cells and tissues as well as regulate growth.  The latter aspect is paid...