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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