crin-, crino-

(Greek: to secrete, to come out; such as, a certain gland or glands)

endocrinopathy
1. A disorder of an endocrine gland and the consequences thereof.
2. Literally, a disease of an endocrine gland. A medical term for a hormone problem.
endocrinotherapy
Treatment of disease by the administration of extracts of endocrine glands.
exocrine
1. Secreting outwardly, via a duct. 2. Referring to a gland that secretes outwardly through excretory ducts.
exocrinology
1. The study of the exocrine glands and their secretions.
2. The study of substances secreted externally by individual organisms which effect integration of a group of organisms.
heterocrine
Secreting more than one kind of substance; used with reference to both endocrine and exocrine glands
holocrine
1. Relating to a gland whose secretions are derived from the substance of the gland itself; such as, a sebaceous gland.
2. A form of secretion in which the whole cell is shed from the gland, usually after becoming packed with the main secretory substance.
merocrine
Producing a secretion that is discharged without major damage to the secreting cells.
neurocrine, neurocrinism
Relating to, or being a hormonal substance that influences the activity of the nerves.
neuroendocrine
Having to do with neuroendocrinology; the interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system; functioning in neurosecretion.
neuroendocrinologist
A specialist in neuroendocrinology (a branch of the life sciences dealing with neurosecretion and the physiological interaction between the central nervous system and the endocrine system).
neuroendocrinology
Having to do with the interactions between the nervous system and the endocrine system.

In the human body, two systems control all physiologic processes. One of these systems is neurologic while the other is endocrine.

The nervous system exerts point-to-point control through nerves. Nervous control is electrochemical in nature and is rapid.

The endocrine system broadcasts its messages to essentially all cells by the secretion of hormones into the blood and extracellular fluids.

Like a radio broadcast, it requires a receiver to get the message. To receive endocrine messages, cells must bear a receptor for the hormone being broadcast in order to respond to it.

The nervous and endocrine systems often act together to regulate the physiologic processes of the human body and those interactions constitute neuroendocrinology.

pharmacoendocrinology
1. The study of the influence of drugs on the activity of the endocrine glands and of the effects of very high levels of hormones on organs and tissues.
2. The study of the medicinal use of hormones.
polyendocrinopathy
A disease usually caused by insufficiency of multiple endocrine glands.
psychoendocrinology
The study of the relationship of the endocrine system to psychiatric disorders, in particular the system's potential as a site of manifestation of biochemical abnormalities that have been implicated as predisposing factors to mental illness, as in thyrotoxiocosis (hyperthyroidism condition) or the Cushing syndrome (syndrome resulting from hypersecretion of the adrenal cortex that results in glucocorticoids).
ptyocrinous
1. Elaborating secretion in the form of granules which are eventually extruded; said of unicellular glands, as goblet cells, which secrete in this way.
2. Of or relating to secretion of a glandular product in the form of globules or granules rather than as a homogeneous fluid.