endocrine system

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acromegaly

disease characterized by bone enlargement due to excess production of growth hormone

Addison's disease

disease resulting from deficiency of adrenocortical hormones

cretinism

congenital condition due to lack of thyroid secretion

Cushing's disease

disease resulting from hypersecretion of glucocorticoids

diabetes insipidus

disease caused by inadequate secretion of vasopressin

diabetes mellitus

chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism characterized by hyperglycemia

diabetic ketoacidosis

hyperglycemia with disruption of fluid, electrolyte, and pH balance leading to coma

gigantism

condition resulting from excessive growth hormone production

goiter

enlargement of the thyroid gland

hyperglycemia

increase of blood sugar

hyperthyroidism

condition caused by excessive secretion of the thyroid gland

hypoglycemia

decrease of blood sugar

hypothyroidism

condition due to a deficiency of thyroid hormone

myxedema

condition resulting from decreased function of the thyroid gland

pheochromocytoma

tumor of the sympathoadrenal system producing norepinephrine and epinephrine

polyphagia

eating abnormally large amounts of food

thyroid nodule

discrete enlargements within the thyroid gland

thyrotoxicosis

toxic condition due to over activity of the thyroid gland

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