Endocrinology - the fields of clinical medicine dealing with the study of the glands of internal secretion, development, structure and function, mechanisms of hormone action, these glands diseases, therapeutic action of hormones and methods of their application.
In the USSR were created endocrinological scientific research institutes and laboratories, organized all-Union scientific society of endocrinologists, now has a wide network of endocrinology dispensaries, conducting treatment, and prevention work.