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Physiology, Endocrine Hormones.

Authors

Campbell M1, Jialal I2.

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StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2019 Feb 23.

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1
CUSOM
2
VA MEDICAL CENTER, MATHER, CA

Excerpt

Hormones of the endocrine system is a vast topic with numerous hormones involved which affect virtually every organ in the human body. Human physiologic processes such as homeostasis, metabolic demand, development, and reproduction are all possible because of hormones and the processes mediated by their actions. This review will elaborate on the organ which secretes the hormone, the actions of the hormone, and where these actions take place. In addition, it will review several of the most common endocrine diseases involving hormones. The number of diseases covered is not comprehensive due to the quantity of disease and ongoing research to help better understand less commonly occurring pathology. It is important to understand the physiology of hormones and how their actions, when even minutely disturbed, can result in serious disease and possibly even death, if not corrected.

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