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Hormones

  • By: Elizabeth R. Purdy Ph.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The word hormone is derived from a Greek word meaning “to arouse to activity.” Endocrinologists are physicians who specialize in the study of the endocrine system, which generates hormones. This system was first identified by French physician Claude ...

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