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ch. 18 abnormal conditions, tests, procudures of the endocrine

hyperthyroidism overactivity of the thyroid gland
hypothyroidism underactivity of the thyroid gland
myxedena advanced hypothyroidism in adulthood
cretinism extreme hypothyroidism during infancy and childhood leads to a lack of normal physical and mental growth
thyroid carcinoma cancer of the thyroid gland
hyperparathyroidism excessive production of the parathormone
hypoparathyroidism deficient production of parathyroid hormone
adrenal virilism excessive output of adrenal androgens
cushing syndrome a group of symptoms produced by excess cortisol from the adrenal cortex
addison disease hypofunctioning of the adrenal cortex
pheochromocytoma benign tumor of the adrenal medulla
hyperinsulinism excess secretion of insulin causing hypoglycemia
diabetes mellitus lack of insulin secretion or resistance of insulin in promoting sugar, starch, and fat metabolism in cells
acromegaly enlargement of the extremities caused by hypersecretion of the anterior pituitary after puberty
gigantism hyperfunctioning of the pituitary gland before puberty, leading to abnormal overgrowth of the body
dwarfism congenital hyposecretion of growth hormone
panhypopituitarism all pituitary hormones are deficient
syndrome of inappropriate ADH (SIADH) excessive secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH)
diabetes insipidus insufficient secretion of antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin)
fasting blood sugar (FBS) measures circulating glucose level in a patient who had fasted at least 4 hours
serum and urine tests measurement of hormones, electrolytes, glucose, and other substances in serum (blood) and urine as indicators of endocrine function
thyroid function tests measurement of T3, T4, and TSH in the bloodstream
exophthalmometry measurement of eyeball protrusion (as in graves disease) with an exophthalmometer
computer tomography (CT) scan transverse x-ray views of endocrine glands to assess size and infiltration by tumor
MRI of the head magnetic and radiofrequency pulses produce images of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to locate abnormalities
radioactive iodine uptake radioactive iodine is administered orally, and its uptake into the thyroid gland is measured as evidence of thyroid function
thyroid scan a scanner detects radioactivity and visualized the thyroid gland after intravenous administration of a radioactive (technetium) compound
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