endocrine system


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endocrine system

n.
The bodily system that consists of the endocrine glands and functions to regulate body activities.
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Noun1.endocrine system - the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activityendocrine system - the system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily metabolic activity
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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Your GP refers you to an endocrinologist when you have a problem with your endocrine system, such as an underactive thyroid.
This is what makes the proper functioning of the endocrine system so essential to multiple body mechanisms.
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The endocrine system together with nervous system regulates and controls many internal body functions.
Continuous researches for the past two decades show us that specific chemicals are threatening the normal functioning for the endocrine system of humans.
This research demonstrates a potential metabolic impact on the endocrine system and shows that xenobiotic compounds don't have to bind to the hormone receptor in order to perturb the system, Birnbaum points out.
Topics include the demographics of autoimmunity; the role that environmental toxins can play in autoimmune diseases; how the endocrine system and hormone balance can affect autoimmunity; a review of laboratory tests that can be used in addition to conventional lab work for autoimmune disorders; and treatment options to augment usual and customary therapies for these conditions.
Endocrine system is a complex network consisting of integrated hormone-producing glands and organs.
Endocrine tests are crucial for monitoring normal functioning of endocrine system since any deviation (hypersecretion or hyposecretion) from the normal levels of hormones results in development of various endocrine disorders such as diabetes, thyroid, cancer and infertility.
Among the topics: nuclear receptors in fish and pollutant interactions, oxidative stress, genotoxicity and mutagenicity, fish biomarkers and the evaluation of water pollution, histopathological markers in fish health assessment, emerging contaminants and endocrine system dysfunction, nanoecoltxicology, and behavioral biomarkers.
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Researchers at Michigan State University have, for the first time, identified a stress hormone in the sea lamprey, using the 500 million-year-old species as a model to understand the evolution of the endocrine system.
At issue is EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) which requires pesticide and other chemical manufacturers to test their products for adverse effects on the human endocrine system.