Too little or too much water can be dangerous for the body.
The word endocrine comes from the Greek words “endo,” meaning within, and “crinis,” meaning to secrete. Put the two together and you get glands — those hormone-producing organs that regulate your mood and help control your body’s most critical functions. Endocrine all-stars include the pituitary gland (responsible for raging teenage hormones), the thyroid gland (your body’s master metabolic control center) and even the testes and ovaries (which need no introduction). More on those — and other endocrine system news, diseases, and research — right here.
Mona Lisa's smile is often described as enigmatic, but could the mysterious allure of this iconic painting actually be due to an underlying illness in "Lisa" herself?
A woman in Alabama who couldn't seem to lose weight turned out to have a massive tumor on her ovary, according to news reports.
Men's testes were once thought to be free of bacteria, but a small new study suggests that microbes may live naturally in this part of the male reproductive system.
The thymus is the source of T-cells. The body uses T-cells to help destroy infected or cancerous cells.
Ovulation occurs when an egg moves from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes and is ready for fertilization.
If you're feeling stressed, a whiff of your romantic partner's shirt may help you feel more relaxed, a new study shows.
The adrenal glands affect metabolism, blood pressure, the immune system, sex hormones and the body’s response to stress.
The pituitary gland is called the master gland of the endocrine system; it controls many other hormone glands in the body.
Ovaries are the primary female reproductive organs. They secrete hormones and release eggs for fertilization.
The testicles are the primary male reproductive organs. They produce gametes, or sperm, and they secrete hormones, primarily testosterone.
The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped organ in your throat, and it secretes hormones that regulate the body's metabolism.
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