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Endocrine glands

 

Endocrine glands release hormones (chemical messengers) into the bloodstream to be transported to various organs and tissues throughout the body. For instance, the pancreas secretes insulin, which allows the body to regulate levels of sugar in the blood. The thyroid gets instructions from the pituitary to secrete hormones which determine the pace of chemical activity in the body (the more hormone in the bloodstream, the faster the chemical activity; the less hormone, the slower the activity).Endocrine glands

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Pancreatic carcinoma
Pancreas divisum
Bile duct obstruction
Pancreatic abscess
Pancreatic pseudocyst
Acute pancreatitis
Type 1 diabetes
Secondary hyperparathyroidism
Acromegaly
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Glucagonoma
Apoplexy
Hyperaldosteronism - primary and secondary
Thyroid cancer - papillary carcinoma
Prolactinoma
Pheochromocytoma
Hypopituitarism
Craniopharyngioma
Cushing’s disease
Hypothyroidism
Hyperthyroidism
Acute adrenal crisis
Graves disease
Pseudohypoparathyroidism
Hypercalcemia
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Chronic thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s disease)
Subacute thyroiditis
Diabetes insipidus
Addison's disease
Primary hyperparathyroidism
Hypoparathyroidism
Insulinoma
Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
Pancreatic islet cell tumor
Testicular failure
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) II
Ectopic Cushing syndrome
Cushing syndrome due to adrenal tumor
Cushing syndrome
Diabetes insipidus - central
Pituitary tumor
Annular pancreas
Pancreatitis
Thyroid diseases
Pituitary infarction
Precocious puberty
Retrosternal thyroid
Gigantism
Sheehan syndrome
Growth hormone deficiency
Parathyroid adenoma
Parathyroid hyperplasia
Thyroid cancer
Diabetes
Adrenocortical carcinoma
Adrenal glands
Endocrine glands
Pancreas transplant
TSH test
ACTH
Parathyroid biopsy
Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid
Testicular biopsy

Review Date: 5/17/2010
Reviewed By: Shabir Bhimji MD, PhD, Specializing in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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