"Chemical Messengers"
"Master gland"
Group of ductless glands that secrete substances directly into the bloodstream
Oversecretion of somatrotropin in an adult usually caused by a benign tumor of pituitary gland
Oversecretion of glucocorticoids on the part of the adrenal cortex
Causes excessive growth of long bones, extreme tallness, decreased sexual development
Can be treated with injections of somatotropic hormone for 5 or more years until long bone growth complete
Causes low level of calcium in the blood
4 small glands located behind and attached to the thyroid gland
Decreased secretion of vasopressin, or antidiuretic hormone (ADH)
Subrenal glands because one is located above each kidney
Synthesizes hormones that regulate the body's metabolism and control of calcium
Caused by a hyperactive thyroid, an iodine deficiency. Can cause dysphagia.
Classic symptom of this disease is weight loss. Can treat with radiation or thyroidectomy.
Fished shaped organ located behind the stomach
Chronic disease caused by decreased secretion of insulin
Sugar in urine
Excessive hunger
Sex glands of the female
Temporary endocrine gland produced during pregnancy
Low blood sugar
Excessive thirst
Caused by decreased secretion of aldosterone on the part of the adrenal cortex
Gonads of the male
Two forms exist of this disease: Myxedema and Cretinism
Protruding eyeballs
Severe form of hyperthyroidisms more common in women than men
Obtained from certain foods and iodized salt

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