Endocrine System Diseases


CSP: impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the system of glands that release their secretions (hormones) directly into the circulatory system.,NCI: Any deviation from the normal structure or function of the endocrine system that is manifested by a characteristic set of symptoms and signs. (NCI),MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Your endocrine system includes eight major glands throughout your body. These glands make <a href='http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hormones.html'>hormones</a>. Hormones are chemical messengers. They travel through your bloodstream to tissues or organs. Hormones work slowly and affect body processes from head to toe. These include</p><ul> <li>Growth and development</li> <li>Metabolism - digestion, elimination, breathing, blood circulation and maintaining body temperature </li> <li>Sexual function</li> <li>Reproduction</li> <li>Mood</li></ul><p>If your hormone levels are too high or too low, you may have a hormone disorder. Hormone diseases also occur if your body does not resp

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