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Problems that may occur with endocrine glands:
Fail to stop secreting
Fail to start secreting
Ratiation therapy of the head and neck
Pituitary hormones act as chemical messengers to othe endocrine glands. Only a few hormones have direct action
Lutenizing or Interstitial cell stimulating hormone
Ovulation and Lutenization over Ovary follicle/testosterone production
Pathological condition that can change normal production of pituitary hormones?
Breast cancer or tumors
May require administration of the target organ hormone
What is the Syndrome of inappropriate ADH (SIADH) or non physiological need for ADH?
*Post operative tumor/ cancer producing ADH
*Signs of water retention from kidneys
how is Vasopressin (antidiuretic Hormone) stimulated?
* sympathetic nervous system and osmotic receptors in hypothalamus
* Increased water reabsoption
* Vasoconstriction caused by high dose
Signs of diabetes insipidus
Insufficient ADH resulting in polyuria and polydypsia
Opposite of SIADH
Signs of Hypopituitary
* complete absence of pituitary hormones to decrese in some hormones
* Ages 2-7
Signs of thyroid Hypofunction
* weight gain
* Growth retardation
* Slow speech and mental processes
* thick skin/ thin hair
* Sensitive to depressants
*Can be postpartum
goes back to :
Thyroid- releasing hormone
Signs of Hyperthyroidsm
* weight loss
* High basic temp
* Increased appetite
* Enlarged gland (goiter)
*Flushed and perspiration
what is the medication for low level of parathyroidism (PTH)?
magnesium meds but also must decrease phosphorous levels
Which hormones are secreted by the adrenal cortex?
Sugar- Glucocorticoids hydrocortisone
Salt - Mineralocorticoids- aldosterone
Sex- Androgen- Men
Which 2 hormones are sinthesized and secreted by the adrenal cortex?
Glucocorticoids and Mineralocorticoids
which hormones are replaced during adrenal cortex hyposecretion treatment?
aldosterone, hydrocortisone and testosterone
When a patient is having adrenal cortex hyposecretion, what should be increased for treatment?
Addison's disease signs
*Generalized skin pigmentation (caucasion)
*deposition in the palmer skin creases, nails and gums
What could be a possible cause of adrenal cortex hypersecretion?
overmedication with exogenous sources of hormone
What is Glucocorticoids functions?
Provides anti inflamatory response
and suppresses allergic reactions
what does too much or too long cases of Glucocorticoids cause?
high blood sugar
infertility due to feedback to pituitary
- an abnormal decrease of blood in the sugar
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