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Endocrine Diseases and Conditions

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  • Q1
    Nervous excitability and muscle spasms caused by PTH deficiency and inadequate calcium levels.
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    edema
    tetany
    hirsutism
    cretinism
    120s
  • Q2
    Insufficient production of insulin or the body's inability to use insulin efficiently; characterized by high blood glucose.
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    insulinoma
    adrenal virilism
    diabetes mellitus
    diabetes insipidus
    120s
  • Q3
    Condition characterized by excessive growth of hair or presence of body hair in unusual places, especially in women. It has several hormonally causes that result in the overproduction of androgens.
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    hirsutism
    gynecomastia
    acromegaly
    thyrotoxicosis
    120s
  • Q4
    Abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, usually due to hyperthyroidism; increases tissue volume behind the eyes, causing them to bulge.
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    pheochromocytoma
    gigantism
    exopthalmos
    myxedema
    120s
  • Q5
    Localized or general condition of excessive fluid retention and swelling in body tissues; may be caused by a number of endocrine diseases or conditions.
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    edema
    panhypopituitarism
    thyrotoxicosis
    cretinism
    120s
  • Q6
    Congential hypothyroidism (reduced activity of the thyroid gland) due to lack of thyroid hormone secretion; characterized by delayed or abnormal physical and mental development.
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    adenocarcinoma
    thyrotoxicosis
    cretinism
    dwarfism
    120s
  • Q7
    Enlargement of the face, feet, and hands. Results from malfunction of the hypothalamus or the anterior pituitary gland, which causes hypersecretion of GH.
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    acromegaly
    gigantism
    hyperparathyroidism
    Grave's disease
    120s
  • Q8
    A complication of diabetes that results in damage to the retina of the eye.
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    acidosis
    diabetic ketoacidosis
    insulinoma
    diabetic retinopathy
    120s
  • Q9
    Condition of abnormally large mammary glands (breast tissue) in a male.
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    pheochromocytoma
    hyperparathyroidism
    gigantism
    gynecomastia
    120s
  • Q10
    Condition of inadequate secretion, or lack of secretion, or anterior pituitary hormones.
    dwarfism
    panhypopituitarism
    adenocarcinoma
    Cushing's syndrome
    120s
  • Q11
    Disease resulting from insufficient secretion of cortisol and sometimes aldosterone; characterized by progressive anemia, hypotension, hypoglycemia, fatigue, increased skin pigmentation, joint pain, and loss of appetite.
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    Cushing's syndrome
    Addison's disease
    myxedema
    diabetes insipidus
    120s
  • Q12
    Presence or development of male secondary sex characteristics in a female.
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    thyrotoxicosis
    adrenal virilism
    adrenal feminization
    Cushing's syndrome
    120s
  • Q13
    General term for a group of conditions caused by increases in T3 and T4 in the blood. Graves' disease, goiter, and some form of hyperthyroidism.
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    dwarfism
    thyrotoxicosis
    pheochromocytoma
    myxedema
    120s
  • Q14
    Abnormal amount of fat on the body; more than 20% over average weight for age, gender, build, and height; usually caused by overeating, but can also be caused by hypothyroidism or Cushing's syndrome.
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    insulinoma
    myxedema
    gigantism
    obesity
    120s
  • Q15
    Tumor of the adrenal glands that secretes excess epinephrine and norepinephrine, resulting in pounding headaches, hypertension, palpitations, paleness, and shortness of breath.
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    diabetes insipidus
    insulinoma
    adenocarcinoma
    pheochromocytoma
    120s

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