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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