Definition: Pediatric Endocrinologist

Parents > Diabetes Center > Words to Know > Definition: Pediatric Endocrinologist
Definition: Pediatric Endocrinologist

Pediatric Endocrinologist

(Especialista en endocrinología pediátrica)

A pediatric endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with diseases of the endocrine system, such as diabetes and growth disorders.

The glands of the endocrine system produce hormones, which are chemical substances that regulate many important body functions.

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
© 1995-2014 KidsHealth® All rights reserved. Images provided by iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com