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Endocrinology

Code: LV-3300.1800

Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for people who have diseases or disorders of the ductless glands which produce hormones that affect the rate of metabolism and metabolism of specific substances, growth and developmental processes, the secretory activity of other endocrine glands, the development and functioning of the reproductive organs, sexual characteristics and libido, the development of personality and higher nervous functions, the ability of the body to meet conditions of stress, and resistance to disease. The ductless glands include the pituitary gland, the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands, the islands of Lagerhaus in the pancreas, and the gonads.

See Also:

Pediatric Endocrinology (LV-6800.6600)

Reproductive Endocrinology (LV-6000.7000)

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