Describe the causes and symptoms of adrenocortical insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency is a general term for any condition in which plasma levels of cortisol are chronically lower than normal. CORTISOL AND ALDOSTERONE ARE ESSENTIAL TO LIFE Cortisol is one of the few hormones essential for life. (The four hormones essential to life: insulin, parathyroid hormone, cortisol, and aldosterone: because these hormones are essential to […]

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Describe the Causes and Symptoms of Adrenogenital Syndrome

ADRENOGENITAL SYNDROME Adrenogenital syndrome is a term that refers to the pronounced effect that abnormally high levels of adrenal sex hormones have on the genitalia and associated sexual characteristics. Excess adrenal androgens secretion has masculinizing effects and is more common than the extremely rare feminizing condition seen in excess adrenal estrogen secretion. Either of masculinizing […]

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Describe the causes and symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome

CUSHING’S SYNDROME Cushing’s syndrome is an endocrine disorder in which there is excess cortisol in the blood even when the individual is a stress-free state. In this syndrome, the adrenal gland secretes excessive cortisol. CAUSES The cause may be primary or secondary defect. A primary defect such as adrenal tumors that uncontrolled produce and release […]

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