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Pernicious Anemia
...  risk of developing the disease. Those from Northern European or Scandinavian descent also have higher risk. Also, those who have autoimmune endocrine disorders such as Addison’s disease, hypoparathyroidism, testicular dysfunction, type 1 diabetes, and chronic thyroid gland inflammation. Symptoms Weakness and fatigue are among the few signs that could readily be seen in someone who has  ...

Glandular Structure
...  structure, the endocrine pours the secretion directly to the blood stream. They are the ductless glands that affect the body at large. Some of the important organs are the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, hypothalamus, ovaries, testes, pancreas, and thymus. All these organs have their specific target organs. Overgrowth Overgrowth of cells can also occur in the glandular structure. If it  ...

Parathyroid Glands
...  posterior portion of the lateral lobes of the thyroid gland is covered with small parathyroid glands. Numbering four, these glands are set in pairs (either superior or inferior). They are a cross between yellow and brown and are sized 3 to 8 millimeters (in length), 2 to 5 millimeters (in width) and 1 ½ millimeters (in depth). When examined under the microscope, the parathyroid glands  ...

Thyroid Gland
...  a more developed body, they trigger the start of sexual maturity, and they regulate the rate of the body’s growth. Calcitonin, on the other hand, is a polypeptide hormone that works with the parathyroid hormone to regulate blood calcium level and usage. An absence of calcitonin means that the kidneys would not be able to excrete calcium and bones would go weak. The two hormones maintain  ...


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