Biological Basis to Child Health 12: The Endocrine System
Davies, K. and Bryan, S. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 12: The Endocrine System. Nursing children and young people.
|Authors||Davies, K. and Bryan, S.|
This CPD article focusing on the endocrine system is the nth article in the Biological Basis to Child Health series. The Endocrine system includes various glands which produces hormonal messages that, via the bloodstream, act on other organs and systems. Growth, puberty, metabolism and bone health are amongst the many systems which are under control of the endocrine system, which can have an impact on other body systems. It is essential for children's nurses to have an understanding of the role of the endocrine system in maintaining health and the feedback mechanisms which may impact on other conditions and their outcomes. This CPD article will explore the anatomy and physiology of the glands, and the impact the hormones have on the body, alongside common clinical conditions seen in children.
|Keywords||Hormone; Gland; Pituitary; Growth; Metabolism; Secretion|
|Journal||Nursing children and young people|
|Publisher||RCN Publishing (RCNi)|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||05 Nov 2020|
|Deposited||10 Nov 2020|
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