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Radiotherapy destroys the endocrine glands in her neck. what symptoms or issues might result from the radiotherapy?

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

Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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Endocrine System (Definition)

The endocrine system is a group of organs composed of glands that secrete hormones. These hormones have important regulatory functions such as growth, metabolism, ...Read more


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What are the endocrine glands for?

What are the endocrine glands for?

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

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If endocrine glands are not connected to each other, how does the endocrine system work?

The circulation: Hi. Hormones made in one place (a gland) are transported throughout the body by the circulatory system to target tissues (tissues where the hormone affects/regulates tissue function). ...Read more

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What is an endocrine gland?

What is an endocrine gland?

Gland: I may have answered this for you before. Please go online and search for "hormone images". The images should tell you all you need to know about endocrine glands and how they might interact with each other. ...Read more

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Please help, I have an endocrine gland problem?

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

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Which is the worst endocrine disorder is associated with the malfunctioning gland?

Which is the worst endocrine disorder is associated with the malfunctioning gland?

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

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Which is the largest endocrine gland in human body?

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

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Can you tell me about human endocrine glands and hormones?

Can you tell me about human endocrine glands and hormones?

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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Could you tell me what are all the hormone secreting glands in the endocrine system?

Could you tell me what are all the hormone secreting glands in the endocrine system?

Hormones: Brain( hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal)thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, gonads (testes and ovaries), pancreas(both endocrine and exocrine). ...Read more