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Anatomy: Endocrine System and Endocrine Disorders

These sites are about the endocrine system and endocrine disorders such as: diabetes (types 1 and 2), hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, and Addison’s disease. Includes fact sheets from several well-respected sources, videos, and animations. Also includes a link to the eThemes Resource on diabetes.


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Listen to or read this 6-page web article to find out more about the endocrine system, the organs that make up the system, their functions, and diseases associated with the endocrine system.
This National Institutes of Health website includes a diagram of the organs of the endocrine system. Click on the name of the organ to see links to related topics in the box on the right. Scroll down to find links to other endocrine system topics on the Medline Plus website.
This page describe the organs and glands of the endocrine system and it includes links to various disorders that affect these organs/glands including: diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, and more.
This in-depth article on Type I Diabetes covers a wide range of topics related to the illness including causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Watch this video and learn about Diabetes Types I and II.
Click on "Launch the Animation" to view a detailed five minute video on Diabetes Types I and II.
This video describe what Type I Diabetes is and the symptoms of the disease.
Here is another in-depth article from the UMMC on Type II Diabetes which includes information on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the illness.
These 19 video and interactive chapters on Type II Diabetes-related topics can help students to visualize the effects of the disease.
This government site includes a list of frequently asked questions and answers about hypothyroidism.
This government site includes a list of frequently asked questions and answers about hyperthyroidism.
Watch this video to see how the thyroid gland normally functions and the effects of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Learn more about the autoimmune disorder which causes hyperthyroidism on this UMMC page.
This news anchor discusses her story of Graves' Disease with the doctor who diagnosed her. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links.
Read a fact sheet about Addison's Disease, its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Read more about Addison's disease on this WebMD page. Includes links to other aspects of the illness below the article text near the bottom of the page. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Learn about diabetes and it's causes, methods of prevention, treatment options, and recommended diets. There are several case studies listed as well as video detailing living with diabetes and the national effort to prevent this disease. Includes eThemes Resources on obesity.

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