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Endocrine system

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The condition of excessive thirst and excessive urination related to hyposecretion of ADH so that water is not retained by the kidney. Diabetes Insipidus
Disorder in which too much (GH) growth hormone is produced as an adult. Acromegaly
Any of several related endocrine disorders characterized by an elevated level of glucose in the blood, caused by a deficiency of insulin resistance at the cellular level. Diabetes Mellitus
Enlargement of the thyroid gland, which causes swelling of the neck often related to insufficiency of iodine in diet. Goiter
A hormone that increases glucose concentrations in the bloodstream and slows down protein synthesis. Glucagon
the reproductive organs, namely, in women, the ovaries and in the men the testes Gonads
A chemical secreted by a cell that affects the functions of other cells. Hormone
A hormone that helps to regulate circadian rhythms. Melatonin
Four small glands embedded in the posterior thyroid gland that secretes parathyroid hormone PTH Parathyroid gland
A small gland located between the cerebral hemispheres that secrete melatonin. Pineal body
A hormone that stimulates milk production in the mammary glands. Prolactin
A hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to release it's hormone. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
An injectable medication used to treat anaphylaxis by causing vasoconstriction to increase blood pressure. Epinephrine
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