“Several organs play a major role in helping
the endocrine system to work well. Although these organs
are not glands themselves, they do produce, store, and…”.1

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What is the endocrine system?

Endocrine SystemDepending on the Source (DotS) the definition of the endocrine system may vary. In Endocrine-Related Organs and Hormones the (United States) Endocrine Society elaborate on:

“Several organs play a major role in helping the endocrine system to work well. Although these organs are not glands themselves, they do produce, store, and send out hormones that help the body to function properly and maintain a healthy balance”.2

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What if I would like to find out about my endocrine system or my hormones?

If you would like to find out about your endocrine system or your hormones, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. Together you can discuss your options and if required, agree on who may be the most appropriate health care provider to help you.

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  1. Endocrine-Related Organs. 23 January 2022. Endocrine Society https://www.endocrine.org/patient-engagement/endocrine-library/hormones-and-endocrine-function/endocrine-related-organs-and-hormones Accessed: 27 January 2022
  2. Endocrine-Related Organs. 23 January 2022. Endocrine Society https://www.endocrine.org/patient-engagement/endocrine-library/hormones-and-endocrine-function/endocrine-related-organs-and-hormones Accessed: 27 January 2022

Topic Last Updated: 27 January 2022 – Topic Last Reviewed: 27 January 2022
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