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Review of Disease 15


hirsutism male pattern of body hair
thyrotoxicosis severe worsening of hyperthyroidism
hyperglycemia elevated blood glucose
Type 1 diabetes autoimmune destruction of the beta cells of the pancreas causing hyperglycemia
Type 2 diabetes chronic metabolic disorder causing decreased insulin production and decreased sensitivity to insulin causing hyperglycemia
gestational diabetes increased blood glucose during pregnancy
myxedema hypothyroidism
diabetes insipidus problem with lack of vasopressin production in the pituitary gland resulting in large output of dilute urine
polydipsia excessive thirst
polyphagia excessive appetite
graves disease hyperthyroidism; presents with exophthalmus (bulging of eyes)
pheochromocytoma tumor of adrenal gland resulting in fluctuation of epinephrine and other stress hormones
dwarfism low levels of growth hormone before puberty
goiter enlarged thyroid
Cushing sydrome excess production of aldosterone / cortisol by the adrenal glands
gigantism excessive production of growth hormone resulting in abnormal increase in size
Addison disease failure of adrenal gland to produce steroid hormones (cortisol/aldosterone)
diabetic ketoacidosis occurs in severe hyperglycemia as body cannot breakdown glucose and is metabolizing fatty acids
acromegaly excessive growth hormone after puberty resulting in growth of face and extremities
Created by: cskinner