Diabetes & Other Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Anatomy of the Endocrine System
Growth in Children
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Hypoglycemia in the Newborn
Problems in Puberty
Disorders Affecting the Thyroid
Disorders Affecting the Pituitary Gland
Disorders Affecting Calcium Metabolism
Disorders Affecting the Adrenal Glands
The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth, and sexual development.
Metabolism is the chemical activity that occurs in cells, releasing energy from nutrients or using energy to create other substances, such as proteins. The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is a measurement of energy required to keep the body functioning at rest. Measured in calories, metabolic rates increase with exertion, stress, fear, and illness.
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