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protrusion of one or both eyeballs, often because of thyroid dysfunction or a tumor behind the eyeball
of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body
the increased production and growth of normal cells in a tissue or organ, resulting in an abnormal increase in size of the tissue or organ
advanced hypothyroidism in adults characterized by sluggishness, slow pulse, puffiness in the hands and face, and dry skin (myx = mucous)
means caused by the kidneys --This is the type of diabetes insipidus in which the kidney fails to respond to ADH
a benign tumor of the adrenal medulla that causes the gland to produce excess epinephrine
condition affecting nerves causing muscle spasms as a result of low amounts of calcium in the blood caused by a deficiency of the parathyroid hormone
a condition of abnormal use of glucose, usually caused by too little insulin or lack of response to insulin.
Loss of motility of the stomach muscles, occurring as a long-term secondary complication of diabetes mellitus. (delayed gastric emptying)
presence of an abnormal amount of ketone bodies in the blood and urine indicating an abnormal utilization of carbohydrates as seen in uncontrolled diabetes and starvation
excessive hunger and eating. In diabetes - along with dehydration, the cells are being starved; no glucose can enter without insulin, it all remains in the vascular space; displayed as excessive hunger
A crises of uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, characterized by high fever, rapid pulse, respiratory distress, apprehension, restlessness, and irritability; can lead to delirium, coma, or fatal heart failure.
characterized by enlarged features, especially the face and hands, caused by hypersecretion of the pituitary hormone after puberty, when normal bone growth has stopped; most often caused by a pituitary tumor
increased secretion of ACTH (adrenocorticotrohic hormone) the natural steroid secreted in the body; d/t chronic steroid use; s/sx: moolike face, red cheeks, facial hair, aneiform rash on chest
Underactive Adrenal Gland (Adreocortical Insufficiency) - deficiency of aldosterone and cortisol
fragments formed by the tissues during incomplete use of fat for energy, and released into the blood
nerves become affected caused by high blood sugar, can't feel legs or arms well just tingling, don't know when they get hurt
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