Chapter 20: Other Hormones

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HYPERglycemia is what?

Diabetes

The "master gland" is what gland?

Pituitary gland

Name 3 problems that can develop from pituitary deficiency.

Decreased metabolism, dwarfism, diabetes insipidus, decreased libido, retarted dental development

Problems with the pancreas cause diabetes_________.

Mellitus

Problems with the kidneys cause diabetes________.

Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus occurs when?

Loss of too much glucose through urination

The human growth hormone (GH)- somatotropin is secreted by what?

The anterior pituitary

Vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) and oxytocin are secreted by what?

The posterior pituitary

Leuprolide stimulates pituitary function and is used to treat what?

Infertility

Hemophilia A and von Willebrand, both genetic diseases are treated with what?

Synthetic vasopressin analogues

What drug will a doctor most likely give a mother during child birth?

Oxytocin (Pitocin)

Oxytocin (Pitocin) does what?

Induce labor, controls postpartum hemorrhage, and induces postpartum lactation

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