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Causes Of Swollen Endocrine Glands
Can an abdominal cancer metastasize to cause a 3.8mm enhancing nodule on cauda equina nerve roots at L4 level & what is "Neopl. Of endocrine glands?
O...kay...: Hi. Do you want to give us some information and ask a question? If so, maybe we can help. But you ask us to help and give us NO information. We're not mind readers, we're physicians and scientists. Throw us a bone! ...Read more
Perspecitve: Lots of difficult endocrine disorders which will affect life. Some include: pituitary failure, men (esp 2), some disorders of sexual differentiation where we don't know the sex of the baby at birth (and others), autoimmune polyglandular syndromes, stim g-protein disorders (mccune albright). It's hard to say which is the worst because all of them are so life-changing for the patients & families. ...Read more
Great question!: Endocrine glands (thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, among many others) produce hormones. A hormone is a molecule which is released into the blood to travel to other cells. When the hormone meets a receptor molecule in these other cells, the hormone can change the activity of that cell. For example, Insulin is a hormone which promotes the uptake of glucose in other cells in the body. ...Read more
Which glands of the endocrine system would be most seriously and immediately affected by the blast?
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Thyroid Gland: The thyroid gland is the largest purely endocrine gland. The Pancreas is larger, but is technically a heterocrine gland (exocrine and endocrine function). ...Read more
Endocrinology: Hi. Hormones are signaling molecules made in one place (their gland) and circulate via the bloodstream to regulate function at other tissues ("target tissues"). Main hormone categories are peptide/protein (e.g., insulin), steroid (e.g., cortisol), biogenic amine (e.g., epinephrine), others. Typically ther is feedback regulation of hormone secretion to keep some process in a normal range. Good luck ...Read more
Hormones: Brain (hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal)thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonads (testes and ovaries), pancreas (both endocrine and exocrine). ...Read more
Pancreas: Endocrine hormones are secreted into the bloodstream to cause effects in other parts of the body. The pancreas secretes Insulin and glucagon to cause these effects. Exocrine hormones are secreted into body cavities with tubes connecting the producing gland into a body cavity. The pancreas secretes a variety of substances into the intestinal tract. ...Read more
Endocrinology: Hi. Hormones are signaling molecules made in one place (their gland) and circulate via the bloodstream to regulate function at other tissues ("target tissues"). Main hormone categories are peptide/protein (e.g., insulin), steroid (e.g., cortisol), biogenic amine (e.g., epinephrine), others. Typically there is feedback regulation of hormone secretion to keep some process in a normal range. ...Read more
Radiotherapy destroys the endocrine glands in her neck. What symptoms or issues might result from the radiotherapy?
Need thyroxin: There are only two glandular sites in the neck that have endocrine function. The thyroid with production of thyroid hormone and the parathyroid glands that produce parathormone controlling Ca++ metabolism. If either are compromised by RT the loweing of hormone in the blood can be measured and replaced with exogenous hormone. ...Read more
Since neurosteroids are made by glial cells and not endocrine glands, are they considered hormones? Is there a name for non-gland-produced hormones?
Hormones: The terminology has not really caught up to the research. "Hormone" usually refers to a substance that is made in one cell/organ but then influences another organ, like thyroxine or cortisol. Neurosteroids act locally in the synapse on neurotransmission, so not a hormone by usual definition. But there are a lot of substances that act locally (eg. Prostaglandins, cytokines). What do we call them? ...Read more
There are many endocrine causes affecting hair growth - so many that it is hard to know where to start.
If it is OK with you, I would go online and simply look for "endocrine glands and hair loss".
Not every article will be the same but they will be close, particularly if you look for comments from University Medical Faculty. ...Read more
Very simple -- set up an appointment with an Endocrinologist.
Have your primary doctor refer you. ...Read more
Can you tell me about pancreas, it is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland. However, if you were two classify it one of the categories, in which would you place it?
Pancreas: Can you tell me about pancreas, it is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland. However, if you were two classify it one of the categories, in which would you place it? ANS: it excretes enzymes into the gut and insulin into the blood. So both. If it is sick it could be one or the other only. If not sick then it is both. ...Read more
None: While called an endocrine disorder, to my knowledge, there is no specific organ/gland damage. Any pathologist can to weigh in? ...Read more
Endocrine: With my period I always get right side nostril down to throat feels half shut, swollen tongue, tingly right cheek sinus, &loss of balance. Why?
Infection: The glands are lymph nodes. They are factories that produce antibidies. When they work overtime, as in the case of an infection, they swell and become painful. Have the area evaluated by a dentist asap. ...Read more
Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a chest xray. ...Read more
I have a swollen gland under my arm out. I just noticed it this morning in the shower. What could cause this?
This could be: Related to an infection, or a cyst. If it gets larger and doesn't go away in 1-2 weeks see a doctor ...Read more