Correctional Nursing Basics:
The Endocrine System
The Endocrine System regulates metabolism, growth, stress response, reproduction, mood, bone health, and various physiological processes to maintain homeostasis in the body. This is accomplished through its network of glands that produce and release hormones, chemical messengers that regulate various physiological functions in the body.
The Endocrine System’s balance is crucial for overall health, and disruptions in hormone levels can lead to various disorders and impact multiple body systems. In this class we will discuss the glands and hormones of the Endocrine System, and how they function and are regulated. We will also discuss common diseases/disorders of the Endocrine System.