Endocrine System

  1. acromegaly
    • acr/o = extremities
    • -megaly = enlarged

    Chronic disease of adults that results in an elongation and enlargement of the bones of the head and extremities.  There can also be mood changes.  Due to an excessive amount of growth hormone in an adult.
  2. deabetes insipidus (DI)
    Disorder caused by the inadequate secretion of antidiuretic hormone by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.  Ther may be polyuria and polydipsia.
  3. dwarfism
    -ism = state of

    Copndition of being abnormally short in height. It may be the result of a hereditary condition or a lack of growth hormone.
  4. gigantism
    -ism = state of

    Excessive development of the body due to the overproduction of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland in a child or teenager.  The opposite of dwarfism.
  5. hyperpituitarism
    • hyper- = excessive
    • pituitar/o = pituitary gland
    • -ism = state of

    Hypersecretion of one or more pituitary gland hormones.
  6. panhypopituitarism
    • pan- = all
    • hypo- = insufficient
    • pituitar/o = pituitary gland
    • -ism = state of

    Deficiency in all the hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.  Often recognized because of problems with the glands regulated by the pituitary-adrenal cortex, thyroid, ovaries, and testes.
  7. hypopituitarism
    • hypo- = insufficient
    • pituitar/o= pituitary gland\
    • -ism = state of

    Hyposecretion of one or more pituitary gland hormones.
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Endocrine System
Pituitary Gland