18th November 2019

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What are some disorders of the endocrine system?

Other endocrine disorders include:
  • Adrenal insufficiency. The adrenal gland releases too little of the hormone cortisol and sometimes, aldosterone.
  • Cushing's disease.
  • Gigantism (acromegaly) and other growth hormone problems.
  • Hyperthyroidism.

Simply so, what are the major parts of the endocrine system?

The major glands that make up the human endocrine system include the:
  • hypothalamus.
  • pituitary gland.
  • thyroid.
  • parathyroids.
  • adrenal glands.
  • pineal body.
  • reproductive glands (which include the ovaries and testes)
  • pancreas.

What is in the endocrine system?

The pancreas is located deep inside the abdomen. The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.
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