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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Endocrine System

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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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Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

A broad topic: The autonomic nervous system controlls body functions that occur automatically. This includes heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and sweating among others. Autonomic disorder can be many and varied. An example would be failure of the blood pressure to increase when stading from a lying position causing dizziness or fainting. Another may be a fast resting heart rate. Talk to your doctor for more. ...Read more

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What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

See below: Might produce a better answer if you can describe the kind of disorder you have in mind. Generally, the central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. So all factors that can damage them or lead to defects in them can cause disorders. ...Read more

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Are heat shock proteins part of the nervous, endocrine, or immune system?

Are heat shock proteins part of the nervous, endocrine, or immune system?

All: Hello Edward, Heat Schock Proteins could be viewed as being a part of all these systems. These proteins are primarily upregulated in response to stress and affect numerous other proteins which could potentially be part of any system in the body. ...Read more

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What is the role of parasympathetic nervous system?

ConstrucT : Anabolism and catabolism both continue emergency arise so sympathetic or flight fight comes in action emergency over reconstruction begins parasympathetic takes over again which is our base line. ...Read more

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The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

Complex answer: The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that. In type i diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body. ...Read more

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What causes organ malfunctions in the circulatory system?

What causes organ malfunctions in the circulatory system?

Many things: Generally speaking, many things. If the organ was previously functioning normally, usually malfunction is caused by some sort of injury on the gross level (like mechanical trauma) or on the cellular or sub-cellular level (i.e. some sort of disease process). Causes can also generally be grouped into "acquired" or "congenital" (meaning you were born with it). Hope this helps ...Read more

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What reflex is independent of the central nervous system (CNS)?

What reflex is independent of the central nervous system (CNS)?

More than I can list: With which organ system outside the BRAIN & SPINAL cord do you wish to start? What's the clinical context of the question so I can better understand the purpose of the question. This forum is basically for questions of a general clinical nature and what you ask seems to be for more academic purposes. ...Read more

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What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

What are common diseases of the endocrine system?

Common diseases: The best advice I can give you to understand this is to go to the local library and find a readable book about the Endocrine system. There are many books worth reading. Perhaps before you go to the library you might want to read a few articles on the internet that will give some ideas to begin with. If you do follow this please let me know what you think. ...Read more

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What causes major inhibitory effects in the central nervous system?

What causes major inhibitory effects in the central nervous system?

Neurotransmitters: A balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters exist to facilitate normal bodily functions. The inhibitors are many, including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, seratonin, dopamine, and these modulate the effects of the excitatory chemicals. ...Read more

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What is the primary cause of nervous system diseases?

What is the primary cause of nervous system diseases?

Very variable: In younger patients, may encounter trauma, and multiple sclerosis. Epilepsy affects 32 million, migraine at least that many, but in older age groups, may see Alzheimer's which affects about 5.5 million. So, varies by age, genetic vulnerabilty, and events. ...Read more

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What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

Can you clarify?: Are you referring to autoimmune types of connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis? These conditions are caused by inflammation driven by immune cells. Obviously bone marrow is an active immune organ, involved in both innate and adaptive immune function. Destruction of bone marrow from cancer, or cancer treatment, drastically effects immune responses. ...Read more

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What are endocrine system cancers?

What are endocrine system cancers?

Thyroid and ..: Of the endocrine organs, thyroid is the commonest site of cancers. Pituitary tumors while not cancers in the literal sense are still dangerous. Cancers of all endocrine organs are known to occur, e.G, adrenal, parathyroid, pancreatic islets etc. If you include testes and ovaries among the endocrine organs, these two, especially ovary is a common site of cancer. ...Read more

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What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?

What kind of test can diagnose Peripheral neuropathy- Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system?

Physical & labs: If physical exam suggests peripheral neuropathy, the workup will include assays for a few of the paraneoplastic autoantibodies known to cause it, and a diligent search for an underlying cancer should be undertaken. This is a difficult workup for physician and patient alike, and I wish you luck. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more