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Endocrinology is a medical field that deals with the endocrine system and its diseases. An endocrinologist often studies hormones and the development of a patient's endocrine system and its functions (such as metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, digestion, respiration etc.). Endocrinologists are specialists of internal medicine or pediatrics. The medical specialty of endocrinology involves the diagnostic evaluation of a wide variety of symptoms and variations and the long-term management of disorders of deficiency or excess of one or more hormones.