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The Endocrinology (from ancient Greek ἔνδον endon , inside ' κρίνειν krinein , deposit, segregate,' and -logie ) is the "doctrine of the morphology and function of the glands of internal secretion ( endocrine glands ) and the hormones ." The term was first used in 1909 by Nicola Pende (1880–1970).

Endocrine is the name given to hormonal glands that release their product inwards, directly into the blood and, unlike exocrine glands (e.g. salivary and sebum glands ), have no duct.

Medical endocrinology is a branch of internal medicine , see also endocrine surgery .


Endocrinology deals with the following diseases , so-called endocrinopathies :

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Wiktionary: Endocrinology  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Malte H. Stoffregen: Endocrinology. 2005, p. 353.