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Synonyms for gland

any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

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Amerio P, Tracanna M, De Remigis P et al: Vitiligo associated with other autoimmune diseases: polyglandular autoimmune syndrome types 3B+C and 4.
Polyglandular deficiency--This makes the body deficient in multiple hormones.
These five chapters cover Addison's disease, premature ovarian failure, autoimmune hypophysis, and autoimmune polyglandular syndromes type I and type II.
Key Words: autoimmune thyroid disease, Graves disease, celiac disease, hypoparathyroidism, autoimmune polyglandular syndromes
If adrenal autoantibodies are detected, the presence of an autoimmune polyglandular syndrome should be entertained.
Antibodies against the adrenal cortex, thyroid peroxidase, parietal cells, and intrinsic factor were present, establishing the diagnosis of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 2.
Topics addressing individual predisposition include basic mechanisms in autoimmunity and contributing or environmental factors, autoimmune thyroid disease, including animal models, autoantigens, Grace's Disease, hypothyroidism, postpartum thyroiditis, ophthalmopathy and dermopathy; Type I diabetes mellitus, including animal models, islet cell autoantigens; other autoimmune endocrinopathy's, including Addison's disease, premature ovarian failure, hypophysitis and autoimmune polyglandular syndromes.
This rare disease goes by a variety of other names including autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS), polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (PGA) and autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome.
11) In a subsequent study, 56% of patients with acquired hypoparathyroidism and autoimmune polyglandular syndrome 1 had autoantibodies directed against the extracellular portion of the parathyroid calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), the autoantigen now suggested to cause parathyroid failure.
Preface 1 The Application of Science to Clinical Practice 2 The Endocrine Problems of Infancy 3 Problems of Growth in Childhood 4 Problems of Puberty and Adolescence 5 The Thyroid Gland 6 The Adrenal Gland 7 Disorders of Calcium and Bone Metabolism 8 Water Balance 9 Polyglandular Syndromes 10 Hypoglycemia 11 Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 12 Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus 13 Tests and Normal Values in Pediatric Endocrinology Appendix 1: Syndrome-Specifi c Growth Charts Appendix 2: Normal Values Index