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What is the role of the hypothalamus in the endocrine system?

regulates endocrine system through release of regulatory hormones, synthesize and transport hormones, targets endocrine cells of anterior pituitary

What is Acromegaly?

excessive amount of GH after puberty, due to tumor of pituitary gland. Larger proportion of facial features

What are the signs/symptoms of hyporthyroidism?

Goiter-thyroid enlargement, thickened skin, low BMR, low body temp, impaired physical/mental devlop.

What are the signs/symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Graves disease, unexplained weight loss, nervousness, increased HR, skin flushing, protrusion of orbits

What are the signs/symptoms of diabetes?

-excessive urination
-excessive brk. dwn. of proteins for energy
-excessive thirst
-excessive hunger
-weight loss/gain
-blurry vision
-slow healing

Addison's Disease and Cushing's disease are disorders of what gland?

Adrenal gland

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