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Adrenal Gland Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
The body has two adrenal glands, one near the top of each kidney. The inner part (medulla) of the adrenal glands secretes hormones, such as adrenaline, that help control blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, and other activities also regulated by the sympathetic nervous system.

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis : Article by Sofya M Rubinchik, MD
Alcoholic Ketoacidosis - In 1940, Dillon et al first described alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA) as a distinct syndrome. Metabolic acidosis with an elevated anion gap and a normal or low glucose concentration characterize AKA. The disorder occurs most frequently in chronic ethanol abusers after a drinking binge that culminates in severe vomiting with resulting dehydration, acute starvation, and ketoacidosis. Some patients also have withdrawal symptoms, and others have acute illnesses such as gastritis, pancreatitis, or ...

Anabolic Steroid Abuse
NIDA - Research Report Series

Antidiuretic Hormone (Vasopressin)
Roughly 60% of the mass of the body is water, and despite wide variation in the amount of water taken in each day, body water content remains incredibly stable. Such precise control of body water and solute concentrations is a function of several hormones acting on both the kidneys and vascular system, but there is no doubt that antidiuretic hormone is a key player in this process.

Arachnoiditis Help and Support
Arachnoiditis, information help and support for those who may, or think they might be suffering from this chronic back disease. Online support with Buddy system, Email help, Private Chat Meetings, Research Information available all for free.

Articles "The Insulin Resistance Syndrome"
Abnormalities in glucose and lipid (blood fats) metabolism, obesity, and high blood pressure occur together commonly enough in the same individuals as to suggest that they are somehow interrelated. In fact, this cluster of abnormalities has come to be known as a syndrome, going by a variety of names, including Syndrome X, the Deadly Quartet, and the Insulin Resistance Syndrome.

Balancing Act
A look at Graves' disease from a husband's perspective. Observer article by Peter Silverton. March 18, 2001

Beriberi (Thiamine Deficiency) : Article by Ginette V Busschots, MD
Beriberi (Thiamine Deficiency) - Thiamine deficiency or beriberi refers to the lack of thiamine pyrophosphate, the active form of the vitamin known as thiamine or vitamin B-1. Thiamine pyrophosphate acts as a coenzyme in carbohydrate metabolism through the decarboxylation of alpha-ketoacids and in the formation of glucose by acting as a coenzyme for the transketolase in the pentose monophosphate pathway. Persons may become deficient in thiamine either by not ingesting enough vitamin B-1 through the diet or by excess use, ...

Brain development, fertility and Kallman's syndome
British Society for Neuroendocrinology

C-11 Hydroxylase Deficiency : Article by Gabriel I Uwaifo, MBBS
C-11 Hydroxylase Deficiency - Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a general term used to describe a group of inherited disorders in which a defect in cortisol biosynthesis is present. An enzymatic defect in 11-beta-hydroxylase is the second most common variant of CAH and accounts for approximately 5% of cases. Patients with 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency present with features of androgen excess, including masculinization of female newborns and precocious puberty in male children. Approximately two thirds of cases also have hypertension, which may ...

C-17 Hydroxylase Deficiency : Article by Gabriel I Uwaifo, MBBS
C-17 Hydroxylase Deficiency - The rare variant of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) known as 17-hydroxylase deficiency was first described in the 1960s in patients with sexual infantilism and hypertension. Patients with 17-hydroxylase deficiency have alterations in their CYP17 gene that encodes the P450C17 enzyme. This enzyme plays a central role in steroidogenesis (see Picture 1). It is essential for the production of cortisol and sex steroids. Thus, patients with 17-hydroxylase deficiency have reduced secretion of cortisol, androgen, and estrogen, ...

Carcinoid Cancer and Carcinoid Syndrome
Learn about carcinoid syndrome and how to manage your symptoms- from Novartis.

Cyclooxygenase Deficiency : Article by John R Witherow, MD
Cyclooxygenase Deficiency - Cyclooxygenase (COX), also known as prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase (PTGS), fatty acid COX, PGH synthase, and EC 1.14.99.1, is a key regulatory enzyme in the synthetic pathway of eicosanoid production. Eicosanoids are responsible for multiple inflammatory, mitogenic, and angiogenic activities in various tissue and organ systems. Therefore, COX is implicated in the production of fever, inflammation, and pain. Regardless of the etiology, a deficiency of COX results in both beneficial and detrimental physiological conditions relative to imbalances of the ...

Dr Lam - Hypothyroidism
Physician site covering the basics. Includes causes, risks, associated disease, symptoms, standard laboratory tests, reference ranges, Free T3 and Free T4.

Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, M.D.: Graves' Disease
Discusses symptoms, exophthalmos, skin myxedema and treatment options.

DrEddyClinic: Graves' Disease
Symptoms and causes as well as self-care tips for Graves' ophthalmopathy.

Dysbetalipoproteinemia : Article by Karen E Friday, MD
Dysbetalipoproteinemia - Dysbetalipoproteinemia is a rare lipid disorder characterized by high levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides in adults. Cholesterol levels usually range from 300-600 mg/dL. Triglyceride concentrations usually are greater than 400 mg/dL and may exceed 1000 mg/dL. The disorder presents because of a decreased ability to convert very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL) into low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles in the blood. Affected individuals are at increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and peripheral ...

ENDOCRINOLOGY.COM - a site dedicated to the study of endocrinology
A site dedicated to the study of Endocrinology

Endocrine Diseases: thyroid, parathyroid adrenal and diabetes - EndocrineWeb
Since its launch in the late 1990s by James Norman, MD, EndocrineWeb has emerged as the premier site addressing endocrine disorders. Today, the site receives more visits than any other general endocrine site.

Endocrine Diseases: thyroid, parathyroid adrenal and diabetes.
Large award winning site written by doctors and patients FOR PATIENTS. Over 200 pages and illustrations for thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal. Find a local doctor, support group or join the chat rooms. Updated daily, includes the newest treatments; new pages weekly.

Endocrine Glands and Their Hormones
Endocrine System

Endocrine Problems Symposium: How to diagnose hypopituitarism
Various abnormalities of or trauma to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus can cause hypopituitarism. Resultant hormonal deficiencies may be partial and may take years to develop fully. Therefore, the clinical picture is often subtle and may include numerous manifestations, depending on the hormones involved and the patient's age at onset.

Endocrineweb - Hypothyroidism
Thorough overview includes symptoms, dangers, diagnosis, and treatment of hypothyroidism. Written by doctors for patients.

Endocrinology Health Guide
Home page of endocrinology health guide. Information relating to the entire endocrine system can be found in this guide

Endocrinology Specialists
a website dedicated to assisting people’s understanding of the importance of endocrinology as a medical field

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