Endocrine disease


Endocrine disease
Endocrine disease
Classification and external resources

Major endocrine glands. (Male left, female on the right.) 1. Pineal gland 2. Pituitary gland 3. Thyroid gland 4. Thymus 5. Adrenal gland 6. Pancreas 7. Ovary 8. Testes
ICD-10 E00-35
ICD-9 240-259
MeSH D004700

Endocrine diseases are disorders of the endocrine system. The branch of medicine associated with endocrine disorders is known as endocrinology.

Contents

Types of endocrine disease

Broadly speaking, endocrine disorders may be subdivided into three groups:

  1. Endocrine gland hyposecretion (leading to hormone deficiency)
  2. Endocrine gland hypersecretion (leading to hormone excess)
  3. Tumours (benign or malignant) of endocrine glands

Endocrine disorders are often quite complex, involving a mixed picture of hyposecretion and hypersecretion because of the feedback mechanisms involved in the endocrine system. For example, most forms of hyperthyroidism are associated with an excess of thyroid hormone and a low level of thyroid stimulating hormone.

List of endocrine diseases

Adrenal disorders

Glucose homeostasis disorders

Calcium homeostasis disorders and Metabolic bone disease

Pituitary gland disorders

Posterior pituitary

Anterior pituitary

Sex hormone disorders

Tumours of the endocrine glands not mentioned elsewhere

See also separate organs

History

Timme's syndrome is a historical term for pluriglandular disease ( disease involving a number of endocrine organs ) first described in 1919.[1]

See also

  • Endocrinology
  • Wikipedia:MeSH C19
  • ICD-10 Chapter IV: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • List of ICD-9 codes 240-279: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Endocrine system — In physiology, the endocrine system is a system of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone directly into the bloodstream to regulate the body. The endocrine system is in contrast to the exocrine system, which secretes its chemicals using …   Wikipedia

  • endocrine system — Group of ductless glands that secrete hormones necessary for normal growth and development, reproduction, and homeostasis. The major endocrine glands are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, islets of Langerhans, adrenals, parathyroids, ovaries …   Universalium

  • Disease — Human disease redirects here. For the Slayer song, see Soundtrack to the Apocalypse. Flare up redirects here. For the Transformers character, see Flareup (Transformers). Medical condition redirects here. For the descriptive terminology using… …   Wikipedia

  • Endocrine glands — are glands that secrete their product, (hormones), directly into the blood rather than through a duct. This group contains the glands of the Endocrine system. The main Endocrine glands include the pituitary gland, the pancreas,the ovaries, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Endocrine disruptor — Endocrine disruptors (sometimes also referred to as hormonally active agents) [cite journal |author=Krimsky S |title=An epistemological inquiry into the endocrine disruptor thesis |journal=Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. |volume=948 |issue= |pages=130–42… …   Wikipedia

  • endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… …   Universalium

  • disease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Condition of ill health Nouns 1. disease, illness, sickness, ailment, ailing; morbidity, infirmity, ailment, indisposition; complaint, disorder, malady; functional disorder. 2. condition, affliction,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug — Methotrexate Hydroxychloro …   Wikipedia

  • Disease — Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the… …   Medical dictionary

  • endocrine —   a. secreting direct into the blood stream; n. such gland.    ♦ endocrinic,    ♦ endocrinous, a.    ♦ endocrinology, n. study of endocrine glands and hormones.    ♦ endocrinopathy, n. disease due to abnormal hormone secretion.    ♦… …   Dictionary of difficult words


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.