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Endocrinology

Health Topics

Endocrinology is the study of endocrine glands and their hormones. Endocrine glands make hormones, which are chemical messengers that manage the processes of the body.

Topics included in this section on endocrinology in children are:

  • Addison disease
  • ambiguous genitalia
  • Cushing's disease
  • diabetes insipidus
  • Graves disease
  • growth hormone deficiency
  • hyperthyroidism
  • hypoglycemia
  • hypothyroidism
  • precocious puberty
  • short stature

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