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CRETINISM

Cretinism refers to severe hypothyroidism which is due to the deficiency of thyroid hormone. This is a medical condition present at birth and characterized by physical deformity, dwarfism and mental retardation.. Read More >>>

ACROMEGALY

Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results from the excess of Growth hormone (GH)in the body. In Acromegaly pituitary produces excessive amounts of growth hormone.It is often diagnosed in middle aged adults and can result in serious illness and premature death. Read More >>>

DWARFISM

Dwarfism is a condition in which the growth of the individual is very slow resulting in short stature. There are two types of dwarfism; Proportionate and Disproportionate dwarfism. Read More >>>

MECHANISM OF HORMONE ACTION

Hormones are natural organic substances that regulate growth, metabolism of the body. Protein hormones perform their action through extracellular receptors while mode of action of steroid hormones is through intracellular receptor. Read More >>>

NUTRITIONAL AND DIGESTIVE DISORDERS (PEM)

Digestive disorders is a change in the natural functioning of digestive system. PEM or Protein Energy Metabolism occurs due to insufficient protein and energy. There are three types of PEM; Primary PEM, Kwashiorkar and Marasmus. Read More >>>

HYPOTHALAMUS

Hypothalamus is the basal part of the brain which contain neuro-secretory cells called nuclei These nuclei produce hormones which regulate the functioning of pituitary hormones. Read More >>>

PINEAL GLAND

Pineal gland is an endocrine gland found in the cerrebral ventricle in the brain midline. Pineal gland release melatonin hormone which controls circadian rhythm of the body. Read More >>>

THYMUS GLAND

Thymus gland is a lymphoid organ that secretes the peptide hormone thymosin. Thymus gland promotes the development of specific cell of the immune system called as T- lymphocytes. Read More >>>

PANCREAS

Pancreas is a composite gland which function as both exocrine and endocrine gland. The endocrine pancreas consists of islets of langerhans. Alpha cells of pancreas secretes glucagon and beta cells release insulin. Read More >>>

GONADS

Gonads,testes in male and ovary in female are the reproductive glands which secretes hormones that helps in the reproduction of male and female. Testes secrete androgen, inhibin,AMF and ovary release estrogen and progesterone. Read More >>>

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