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Pay-per-view: Catch up on endocrine system anatomy and coding in ICD-10-CM

APCs Insider, December 19, 2014

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The endocrine system, which consists of many glands located throughout the body, is responsible for producing hormones and releasing chemicals into the bloodstream. These glands help maintain many important bodily functions, including metabolism, growth, and reproductive functions.
 
Several important glands are located in the brain. The pituitary gland, which is also known as the hypophysis, is located in the center of the skull, behind the bridge of the nose. This small, pea-sized mass is connected to the hypothalamus and is protected by the sphenoid bone.
 
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