The Endocrine System


General Resources What are hormones? Diseases and Disorders of the Endocrine System

Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Adrenal Gland

Endocrine Pancreas

Gastrointestinal hormones

Other endocrine tissue and hormones

Natural and Synthetic hormones

Endocrine Disrupters

Hormones and Sport


General Resources

Pathophysiology of the Endocrine System - from Colorado State University
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/

Endocrine System - from Kids Health for Parents
http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/endocrine.html

The Endocrine System - from Estrella Mountain Community College
http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookENDOCR.html

EndocrineWeb.com - from Norman Endocrine Surgery Clinic
http://www.endocrineweb.com/

Hormones and the Endocrine System - from University of Connecticut
http://www.sp.uconn.edu/~bi102vc/102su04/endocrine.html


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What are hormones?

Hormones, Receptors and Control Systems - from Colorado State University
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/basics/

Insulin

Insulin - from PDB Molecule of the Month, Protein Data Bank
http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/molecules/pdb14_1.html

Insulin - from Diabetic Supplies Guide
http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/diabetes/supply_insulin.asp

Adrenaline or Epinephrine

Adrenaline: Molecule of the Month - from University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, check Biol. Function
http://www2.ccc.uni-erlangen.de/projects/ChemVis/motm/

Epinephrine: Dramatic Results for the Fatally Unpredictable - an essay in the Chemistry HAll of Fame, York University
http://www.chem.yorku.ca/hall_of_fame/essays99/epinephrine.htm

Steroids

Cortisone: The Wonder Drug - a winning essay in the Chemistry Hall of Fame, York University
http://www.chem.yorku.ca/hall_of_fame/essays97/cortisone/cortison.htm

Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone - from PDB Molecule of the Month, Protein Data Bank
http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/molecules/pdb52_1.html

Estrogen

NATURAL VS. SYNTHETIC HORMONES - from a Medical Doctor and author of books on this subject, John R. Lee
http://www.johnleemd.com/yoinsofornah.html

Hormone replacement therapy

Menopause - Hormone Replacement Therapy - from ABC Online
http://www.abc.net.au/science/menopause/hrt.htm

Facts About Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy - a fcat sheet from the National Institute of Health
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/women/pht_facts.htm

Menopausal Hormone Use: Questions and Answers - from National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/estrogenplus

Hormonal Contraception

A Pill a Day - an article on oral contraception from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
http://www.abc.net.au/science/slab/thepill/default.htm

Male contraceptive success: now it's over to industry - from ABC Science Online
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s962257.htm

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Diseases and Disorders of the Endocrine System
Diabetes

Diabetes Facts - a pdf fact sheet from Diabetes Australia with Australian Statistics
http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/_lib/doc_pdf/Diabetesfactsheet.pdf

The Diabetes Center - from EndocrineWeb.com
http://www.endocrineweb.com/diabetes/

The Facts About Diabetes - from Diabetes.com and WebMDHealth
http://my.webmd.com/content/article/56/65915.htm?z=4203_00101_2600_in_03

DIABETES - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - from Child and Youth Health
http://www.cyh.com/cyh/youthtopics/usr_index0.stm?topic_id=1418

Addison's Disease

What is Addison's Disease? - from myDr.com.au and MIMS
http://www.mydr.com.au/default.asp?Article=2499

Support Web Site - from Australian Addisons Disease Association Inc, go to Content for articles and case histories
http://www.addisons.org.au/core.htm

Addison's Disease - a pdf fact sheet from Australian Addisons Disease Association
http://www.addisons.org.au/assoc/whatis.pdf

Thyroid Goitre (Goiter)

Thyroid Goiter: Enlargement of the Thyroid - from EndocrineWeb.com
http://www.endocrineweb.com/goiter.html

Goitre - from BetterHealth Channel, Victoria
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Goitre?Open


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Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland - from Colorado State University
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/hypopit/


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Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands - from Colorado State University
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/thyroid/

Your Thyroid - from EndocrineWeb.com
http://www.endocrineweb.com/thyroid.html

The Thyroid Gland: A General Introduction - from Thyroid Foundation of Canda
http://www.thyroid.ca/Guides/HG01.html


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Adrenal Gland

Pathophysiology of the Endocrine System - from Colorado State University
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/adrenal/


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Endocrine Pancreas

Endocrine Pancreas - from Colorado State University
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/pancreas/


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Gastrointestinal hormones

Gastrointestinal Hormones - from Colorado State University
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/gi/


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Other endocrine tissues and hormones

Other endoxrine tissues and hormones - from Colorado State University
http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/otherendo/


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Natural and Synthetic hormones

The Development of Synthetic Hormones - from People and Events, The American Experience, PBS Online
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/peopleevents/e_hormones.html

NATURAL VS. SYNTHETIC HORMONES - from a Medical Doctor and author of books on this subject, John R. Lee
http://www.johnleemd.com/yoinsofornah.html

Natural Insulins Fact Sheet - from CP Pharmaceuticals
http://www.cppharma.co.uk/leaflet.htm


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Endocrine Disrupters

Endocrine disrupters - from the Health, Environment & Work web site of Raymond Agius, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Manchester
http://www.agius.com/hew/resource/endodis.htm

Endocrine disrupters - from The Why Files?
http://whyfiles.org/045env_hormone/

Endocrine Disrupters: A Scientific Perspective - a 36 page pdf file from American Council on Science and Health
http://www.acsh.org/publications/booklets/enddis.html

Screening and testing for endocrine disrupters - from American Chemistry Society
http://pubs.acs.org/hotartcl/ac/98/aug/endo.html

Hormones and the Environment - from Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities
http://e.hormone.tulane.edu/

Endocrine Disrupters on the Gulf Coast - an educational case study from Regional Perspectives in Environmental Science, McGraw Hill
http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/environmentalscience/casestudies/case7.mhtml

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals - from Australian Government Department of Health and Aging
http://www.nicnas.gov.au/foreign/endocrine.htm

Endocrine Disruption: Australia's role in an International Perspective - proceedings (pdf file) of National Science and Industry Forum, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/proceedings/april98.pdf


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Hormones in Sport

Drugs in Sport - an online teaching resource from Nova, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/055/055key.htm

How Performancing Enhancing Drugs Work? - from How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/athletic-drug-test.htm

Drug Use in Sport - from SmartPlay
http://www.smartplay.net/moves/drugs/drugsinfo.html

Fact Sheets - from Australian Sports Drug Agency
http://www.asda.org.au/media/fact.htm
including Anabolic Steroids, Human Growth Hormone and Peptide hormones, mimetics and analogues

Banned substances and methods - from Australian Sports' Commission
http://www.ausport.gov.au/fulltext/2000/asda/banned.asp


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