Endocrine Pharmacology

Endocrine pharmacology is designed to relieve pain, discomfort, and other disorders within the endocrine system. The endocrine system consists of glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, and which regulate growth, metabolism, and sexual development and function. The most common endocrine disorder is diabetes, but there are many others, including Graves Disease, Cushing’s Disease, acromegaly, and Addison’s Disease. The first drugs and medicine used for this purpose were natural, organic substances. In the 19th century, pharmaceutical companies starting producing synthetic versions of natural medication. The goal of the companies was to improve the effectiveness of the drugs, while minimizing side effects. Several controversies have arisen as a result of these pharmaceuticals. Drugs for use with the endocrine system effect one of six key ...

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