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Adenoma carcinoma

Adenoma carcinoma is a very complex form of adenoma that affects the epithelial lining in the endocrine glands. The effects of this form of adenoma carcinoma are more pronounced, as the epithelial lining forms a part of many organs in the body. Moreover, the cells may not be confined to an …

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Thyroid adenoma

Thyroid adenoma – Adenomas are described as cancerous growths in the endocrine glands and may lead to serious health complications. The adenomas may remain dormant or silent and continue to progress into a fatal disease. Adenomas are classified based on the endocrine gland where they are formed. In the case of thyroid …

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Hepatic Adenoma

Hepatic adenoma is also referred to as hepatocellular adenoma or hepadenoma, whatever the name, the disease is fatal. Adenomas are cancerous growths that may appear as a result of genetic mutation in the cells that make the various endocrine glands in the human body. The adenoma may appear as a …

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Adenoma Tumor

Adenoma Tumor – Cancer is a complicated disease that can be devastating to the individual as well as the family members. The patient is given adequate support and counseling which is useful in fighting the disease. Adenoma is a medical term that is often thrown at the patients afflicted with cancer. …

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Breast adenoma

Breast adenoma – Adenomas are described as tumors that develop in the endocrine glands that are found in the human body. The various endocrine glands include pituitary glands, adrenal glands, thyroid glands and mammary glands. The term breast adenoma is self explanatory, as it indicates the development of an adenoma in the …

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Thyroid storm

Thyroid storm – It is an extreme manifestation of thyrotoxicosis. It is invariably fatal. It is usually seen in patients with Graves’ disease or with toxic multinodular goiter. Thyroid storm is precipitated abruptly in patients whose pre-existing thyrotoxicosis has been treated either incompletely or not at all. Thyroid storm is related …

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Antithyroid drugs or Antithyroid medication

Antithyroid drugs or Antithyroid medication – There are several types of hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism occurs due to over production of EU3 and Er4 by the gland itself. This responds to drug treatment or by radioactive iodine or by surgical ablation of the gland. Thyrotoxicosis results from ingestion of excessive quantities of thyroid …

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Thyroid hormones

Thyroid hormones – Thyroid gland secretes L-thyroxine (T4 or tetraiodo-L-thyronine) and liothyronine (EU3 or tri-iodo-L-thyronine). T3 is the major physiologically active natural thyroid hormone. It is three to five times more potent than T4. The basic unit of thyroid is follicle. It is a sphere of the epithelial follicular cells that …

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Serotonin inhibitors

Serotonin inhibitors is also known as 5-hydroxytrypta- mine (5-HT). About 90% of body’s 5-FIT content is found in the enterochromaffin cells of the intestinal wall and rest in the blood platelets and in the central nervous system. It is formed from the amino acid tryptophan. It is metabolized by mono-amine-oxidase …

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Histamine

Histamine – Local hormones are substances which occur naturally in body and possess potent biological actions. They are also called tissue factors or autacoids (auto meaning self) because of their self-regulation. They are different from hormones because they are produced in the tissue and not by the endocrine glands. Autacoids …

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