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Ch. 4 Diseases and Conditions of the Endocrine System
A pathologic condition resulting from the accumulation of acids in the body.
signals the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) from the anterior lobe of the pituitary
the long end of a bone where bone growth occurs.
a hormone that stimulates the testes and the ovaries to function
A greater than normal amount of glucose in the blood.
An abnormally high concentration of potassium ions in the blood; high potassium
Abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood
a portion of the diencephalon of the brain.
Condition in which the entire pituitary glands ceases to function and is not producing pituitary hormones.
Condition of excessive thirst
Condition of excessive urination
radiology used to detect the concentration of an antigen or antibody or other protein in the serum.
Growth-stimulating hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland
a toxic condition caused by hyperactivity of the thyroid gland
thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
Hormone secreted from the thyroid gland that promotes growth and development; increases metabolic rate in cells
a hormone that helps regulate growth and development, metabolism, and body temperature.
antidiuretic hormone (ADH)