Endocrinology

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The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology is dedicated to providing high quality endocrinology care for infants, children and adolescents through patient services, education of primary care providers and research.

The endocrine system is made of eight glands that produce many hormones. Hormones go through the bloodstream to the organs and tissues telling various parts of the body how to form and function. These hormones are responsible for growth, development, reproduction, sexual function, mood and metabolism (how the body converts food and drink to energy).

Endocrine disorders occur when the body makes too much or too little of a hormone or does not use the hormone correctly.