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Pathology

TermDefinition
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Autoimmune disease, damages thyroid=decreased function, most common case of HYPOthyroidism. Sx- goiter, low basal metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, decreased body temp Dx-thyroid blood panel test Tx- Synthroid
Grave’s disease HYPERthyroidism, immune system attacks thyroid makes itproduce excess thyroxine high basal metabolic rate Sx-weight loss, anxiety, goiter, sweating, <body temp, exophthalmoses=protrusion of eyes Dx-thyroid panel blood test Tx-radioactive/surgery/antimeds
diabetes insipidus Hyposecretion of ADH (antidiuretic hormone) which causes excessive urine output (polyuria), blood sugar levels are NORMAL Sx-excessive thirst, drinking excessive fluids (polydipsia) Tx-Desmopressin
diabetes mellitus Hyposecretion of insulin/ result of defective insulin receptors tI insulin dependent tII non insulin dependent Sx- polyuria, polydipsia &polyphagia (excessive hunger) Dx-fasting blood glucose test, glucose challenge test Tx-diet, insulin inject/pump
obesity
hyperlipidemia High levels of cholesterol, can lead to stroke or heart attack
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