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Disease of the

Endocrine System

acromegaly overproduction of the growth hormone. Profuse sweating and an offensive body odor.
Addison disease adrenocortical insufficiency
vitiligo white patches on skin with darker than normal borders
cachexia General ill health and malnutrition
Cushing syndrome excess ACTH
cystic fibrosis Widespread dysfunction of the exocrine glands occurring in infants, children, and young adults
de Quervain disease A subacute granulomatous thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid), probably viral in origin
diabetes insipidus deficiency of vasopressin hormone. Severe excessive thirst and excessive and dilute urine.
polydipsia excessive thirst
polyuria excessive and dilute urine
diabetes mellitus hyperglycemia; It is classified into two main categories: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type I) and noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type II).
dwarfism Congenital underdevelopment. Delayed puberty.
galactorrhea Lactation in men, or in women who are not breastfeeding.
gigantism Overdevelopment or abnormal growth due to hyperexcretion of the growth hormone. This leads to excessive size and stature
goiter Chronic abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland
endemic Disease process that is constantly present, to a greater or lesser degree, and widespread in a regional population
Graves disease A disease characterized by hyperthyroidism, goiter and exophthalmos
exophthalmos Bulging of the eyeballs, also spelled exophthalmus
Hashimoto disease A chronic inflammation of the thyroid with lymphocytic infiltration of the gland
hypercalcemia Serum calcium levels over 10.5 mg/dL.
hyperparathyroidism A generalized disorder resulting from excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone by one or more of the parathyroid glands
hyperthyroidism A condition caused by excessive production of thyroid hormones.
hypoglycemia An abnormally diminished concentration of glucose in the blood.
hypoparathyroidism A condition resulting from greatly reduced production of parathyroid hormones.
hypothyroidism Deficiency of thyroid function or activity
ketoacidosis deficient lipid metabolism
myxedema referring to the most severe form of hypothyroidism. Symptoms include a dry, waxy swelling of the skin.
obesity An increase in body weight beyond the limitation of skeletal and physical requirements
pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas.
pheochromocytoma benign tumor of the medulla
Simmonds disease Also called panhypopituitarism. A deficiency of all hormones produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
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