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Glossary for Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

  • Abdominal distension: also known as ascites is pathologic fluid accumulation within the abdominal cavity
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Anorexia: Any type of appetite loss; often refers to anorexia nervosa
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Dehydration: Loss of fluids in the body
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hirschsprung Disease: A condition which is characterized by the congenital dilation and hypertropohy of the colon
  • Hyperparathyroidism: Increased secretion of parathyroid hormone from the parathyroid glands.
  • Insulinoma: A rare form of pancreatic cancer that causes excessive secretion of the hormone insulin. A relatively small number of cases are malignant.
  • Lethargy: feeling of tiredness
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia: A group of conditions that is characterised by the hyperplasia and hyperfunction of two or more glands of the endocrine system
  • Muscular hypotonia: hypotonia is a condition of abnormally low muscle tone
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Pheochromocytoma: Pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumor of the medulla of the adrenal glands (originating in the chromaffin cells), or extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue that failed to involute after birth and secretes excessive amounts of catecholamines, usually epinephrine and norepinephrine.
  • Polyuria: Excessive urination during pregnancy.
  • Prolactinoma: Benign cancer of the pituitary gland producing prolactin.
  • Thyroid disorders: Any disorder of the thyroid gland.

 

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