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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?
Yes: Hi. There are MANY types of "abdominal cancer", many of which can metastasize to CNS/spinal cord. There are MANY endocrine glands. Has the cauda equina lesion been biopsied? Is the primary cancer known? Please provide more information if possible. I'm sorry for your illness. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Blast: What blast? Are you a soldier?Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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