endocrine gland


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Endocrinology is the medical super speciality dealing with the endocrine system, the specific secretions of the endocrine glands called hormones and the diseases involving them.
Finally, some health-care practitioners who treat Lyme disease patients (including nearly all of those who participated in my book) believe that strengthening and rebuilding the endocrine glands is an integral component of restoring hormonal balance to the body.
In addition, the age at which FMEN1 can begin to cause endocrine gland overfunction can differ strikingly from one family member to another.
According to the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HD), some 54 per cent of thyroid and other endocrine gland disorder patients are Emirati and the disorder is among the top five causes of fatalities in the UAE.
Adrenal glands are a type of endocrine gland that are triangular in shape and located on top of the kidneys.
As light diminishes throughout the day and dark sets in, the pineal gland - an endocrine gland in the brain - releases melatonin, which signals the brain to start its decent to rest and sleep.
Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion for this condition in patients with Addison's disease, those with a family history of autoimmune endocrine gland failure, patients with one autoimmune endocrine disease who develop nonspecific or serious illness, and patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus whose insulin requirements drop without obvious explanation.
The pituitary, an endocrine gland at the base of the brain, controls many body functions such as sexuality, lactation, growth, skin pigmentation, urinary output and thyroid regulation.
FMEN1 is quite rare, however, and most people who develop overactivity of one endocrine gland do not have FMEN1.
The clocks operate on a 24-hour, circadian (Latin for "about a day") cycle that governs functions such as sleeping and waking, rest and activity, fluid balance, body temperature, cardiac output, oxygen consumption, metabolism and endocrine gland secretion.
The mind field becomes perturbed, which in turn stimulates or inhibits the secretion of the endocrine gland associated with that particular chakra causing an over- or under-secretion of hormone which then activates a certain physical/emotional response.
Usually, the amount of hormone an endocrine gland produces is controlled by a feedback mechanism--the body's on/off switch, tissue, like bone, responds to a hormone, the tissue signals the gland to stop or slow hormone production.
The pineal is an endocrine gland located between the two hemispheres of the brain.
They take care of many conditions including diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders, over- or underproduction of hormones, menopause, osteoporosis, hypertension, cholesterol (lipid) disorders, infertility, lack of growth (short stature) and cancers of the endocrine glands.
They are secreted from endocrine glands which are also known as duct less gland because hormones are directly secreted into the blood stream.