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Body Systems

Endocrine System - Pathology

Acromegaly Enlargement of extremities caused by hypersecretion from the anterior portion of the pituitary gland after puberty
Cushing Syndrome A group of symptoms produced by excess secretion of cortisol from theadrenal cortex. These symptoms include obesity, moon like fullness of the face, hyperglycemia, and osteoprosis.
Diabetes Mellitus A disorder of the pancreas that causes an increase in blood glucose levels.
Type 1 Diabetes Onset usally in childhood, involves complete deficiency of insulin of the body
Type 2 Diabetes Onset usually in adulthood, involves some insulin deficiency and resistancec of tissues to the action if insulin
Goiter Enlargement of the thyroid gland
Hypeerthyroidism Overactivity of the thyroid gland; also called graves disease or exophtalmic goiter
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