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How important is the functionality of the endocrine glands?

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Even the slightest hiccup with the function of one or more of the endocrine glands can throw off the delicate balance of hormones in your body and lead to an endocrine disorder, or endocrine disease.

From: Endocrine Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The American Medical Association: "Endocrine System." Kids Health.org: "Endocrine System." Medline Plus: "Endocrine Diseases." The Hormone Society: "Endocrine System." National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome."  American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Lab Tests Online: "Endocrine Syndromes."





Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

SOURCES: The American Medical Association: "Endocrine System." Kids Health.org: "Endocrine System." Medline Plus: "Endocrine Diseases." The Hormone Society: "Endocrine System." National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome."  American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Lab Tests Online: "Endocrine Syndromes."





Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

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