CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OF
THE U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL
THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
Two systems, the nervous system and the endocrine system, work together to
regulate and integrate the processes of the body. The activities of these systems
operate like an interlocking supersystem. Some parts of the nervous system stimulate
the release of hormones while some parts of the endocrine system stimulate nerve
impulses. In this subcourse, you will study the endocrine system, its anatomy,
physiology, diseases, and disorders. A particular disease, diabetes mellitus, will also be
studied. Do your best to achieve the objective of this subcourse. As a result, you will
be better able to perform functions of your medical MOS.
The subcourse instructional material consists of seven lessons as follows:
Lesson 1, Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System.
Lesson 2, Diseases and Disorders of the Endocrine System.
Lesson 3, Diabetes Mellitus.
Here are some suggestions that may be helpful to you in completing this
--Read and study each lesson carefully.
--Complete the subcourse lesson by lesson. After completing each lesson, work
the exercises at the end of the lesson, marking your answers in this booklet.
--After completing each set of lesson exercises, compare your answers with those
on the solution sheet that follows the exercises. If you have answered an exercise
incorrectly, check the reference cited after the answer on the solution sheet to
determine why your response was not the correct one.