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13.26: Endocrine System Disorders

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gigantism

gigantism

Condition that results in very long arms and legs and abnormally tall stature by adulthood; due to hypersecretion of growth hormone.
hypersecretion

hypersecretion

Condition where too much hormone is secreted.
hyposecretion

hyposecretion

Condition where not enough hormone is secreted.
type 1 diabetes

type 1 diabetes

Disease in which the body’s own immune system attack and destroys cells of the pancreas that secrete insulin.
type 2 diabetes

type 2 diabetes

Disease in which body cells do not respond to normal amounts of insulin.

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