Results from abnormal thyroid secretion and causes thyroid enlargement on the front and sides of the neck
Goiter
An abnormality of the body’s electrolyte balance caused by excessive secretion of aldosterone by the adrenal cortex
Hyperaldosteronism
An abnormally high level of glucose in the bloodstream
Hyperglycemia
Over activity of the parathyroid gland; symptoms may include softening of the bones, with constant pain, and tenderness
Hyperparathyroidism
Caused by hypersecretion of cortical hormones; symptoms include fatigue and hypertension
Cushing's Syndrome
Hypersecretion of the Growth Hormone in a child, secreted by the anterior pituitary
Gigantism
Hypersecreion of the Growth Hormone in an adult, secreted by the anterior pituitary
Acromegaly
A disease caused by an enlarged thyroid that results in a rapid heartbeat and increased basal metabolism; exophthalmic goiter
Graves' Disease
An abnormally low level of glucose in the bloodstream
Hypoglycemia
Characterized as inadequate production of insulin, therefore causing too much glucose to remain in the bloodstream and urine
Diabetes Insipidus
Decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal cortex, symptoms include, low blood pressure and brownish coloration of the skin
Addison's Disease
hyposecretion of the Growth Hormone which causes bones not to grow
Pituitary Dwarfism
Abnormal calcium metabolism leading to contractions and muscle pain; hypoparathyroidism
Tetany
hypothyroidism (child); absence of normal thyroid secretion, can lead to physical deformity, dwarfism, or mental retardation
Cretinism
hypothyroidism (adult); symptoms include, thickening of the skin and labored speech
Myxedema
also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that is in sync with the change of season; it can be treated by light therapy
SAD
excessive testoerone levels in women that result in unwanted hairiness such as on the face, chest and back
Hirsutism
also known as Testicular Feminization Hormone, a genetic disorder that makes XY fetuses insensitive (unresponsive) to androgens (male hormones).
TFS
Hypersecretion of _________ is when secondary sexual characteristics develop early in male children and female children are masculinized
Androgens

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