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Asked by pnemonoultramicroscopicsillicovolcanoconiosis to Arti, Chris, Dustin, James, Steven on 19 May 2012.
Keywords: endocrinologist, genecologists
Hey pnemo. I’m guessing that by genecologist you are referring to someone that studies genes/genetics of a particular species, also known as the study of genetics and ecology of an animal species and their environment? (or do you you mean gynecologist – the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system)?.
An endocrinologist is a doctor who specialises in the endocrine system and its diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism, to name just a couple.
I thought you might mean geneticist – that is someone who studies genes. They study the variation of genes in organisms, as well as population genetics, heredity, genomics and so on.
Chris and Dustin have got this covered well.
In case anyone wants to know what the endocrine system is, its the system of glands and organs in our bodies that produce and secrete our hormones. It includes organs like the pancreas and thyroid (related to what Chris has mentioned), the ovaries in females and testes in males (which both release the female and male sex hormones [oestrogen and testosterone, respectively], just in different amounts), the adrenal glands (which sit on the top of our kidneys and release the hormone adrenaline) and some parts of the brain (and other things as well).
By the way, pnemo, did you mean to ask about geneticists or gynaecologists? Or did you mean genealogists (which are people who study family links and trace peoples’ ancestry)?
Well covered by the others.
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