Definition of endocrinology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌendōkrəˈnäləjē/


The branch of physiology and medicine concerned with endocrine glands and hormones.
Example sentences
  • In addition, each center focuses on specific research areas such as vascular and cancer biology, endocrinology, or neurobiological sciences.
  • He is professor of medicine and chief of endocrinology and metabolism at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center.
  • This gives rise to the necessity for multidisciplinary treatment centres to treat the conditions with a more holistic approach encompassing surgery, endocrinology, and psychology.



Pronunciation: /-ˌkrinəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • Clear guidelines about haematological, biochemical, and endocrinological monitoring should be given before and during treatment with hormones.
  • Indeed, because human reproductive physiology is under endocrinological control, human reproductive ecologists have come to recognize that both male and female reproductive physiologies are sensitive to local environments.
  • There were also several investigations of neuropsychological functioning among children with congenital endocrinological disorders.


Pronunciation: /ˌendəkrəˈnäləjəst/
Example sentences
  • An endocrinologist can test to see if his testosterone levels are low.
  • Those with no signs of puberty by age 15 should be referred to a paediatric endocrinologist for further investigation.
  • The procedures were performed by endocrinologists or surgeons.

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Syllabification: en·do·cri·nol·o·gy

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