• endocrinology
  • The study of the endocrine glands and the hormones that they synthesize and secrete.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Endocrinology (from endocrine + -ology) is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. It is also concerned with the integration of developmental events proliferation, growth, and differentiation, and the psychological or behavioral activities of metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sleep, digestion, respiration, excretion, mood, stress, lactation, movement, reproduction, and sensory perception caused by hormones. Specializations include behavioral endocrinology and comparative endocrinology. The endocrine system consists of several glands, all in different parts of the body, that secrete hormones directly into the blood rather than into a duct system. Therefore, endocrine glands are regarded as ductless glands. Hormones have many different functions and modes of action; one hormone may have several effects on different target organs, and, conversely, one target organ may be affected by more than one hormone.

    内分泌学(ないぶんぴつがく、ないぶんぴがく、英語: endocrinology)は、内分泌及び内分泌器を研究する生物学の一分野である。 本項ではとくに、ヒトを対象とした、医学の一分野である内分泌学について述べる。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Endocrinology)