Endocrine System

  1. acromegaly
    disease characterized by bone enlargement due to excess production of growth hormone
  2. Addison's disease
    disease resulting from deficiency of adrenocortical hormones
  3. cretinism
    congenital condition due to lack of thyroid secretion
  4. Cushing's disease
    disease reulting from hypersecretion of glucocorticoids
  5. dieabetes insipidus
    disease caused by inadequate secretion of vasopressin
  6. diabetes mellitus
    chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism characterized by hyperglycemia
  7. diabetic ketoacidosis
    hyperglycemia with disruption of fluid, electrolyte, and pH balance leading to coma
  8. gigantism
    condition resulting from excessive growth hormone production
  9. goiter
    enlargement of the thyroid gland
  10. hyperglycemia
    increase of blood sugar
  11. hyperthyroidism
    condition caused by excessive secretion of the thyroid gland
  12. myxedema
    condition resulting from decreased function of the thyroid gland
  13. pheochromocytoma
    tumor of the sympathoadrenal system producing norepinephrine and epinephrine
  14. polyphagia
    eating abnormally large amounts of food
  15. thyroid nodule
    discrete enlargement within the thyroid gland
  16. thyrotoxicosis
    toxic condition due to overactivity of the thyroid gland
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Endocrine System
Endocrine System Med Terms NURS 100