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Glossary for Pheochromocytoma

Medical terms related to Pheochromocytoma or mentioned in this section include:

  • Adrenal Cancer: A malignant cancer that develops in the adrenal gland. The tumor may be nonfunctioning (does not produce hormones) or functioning in which case excessive levels of hormones can cause a variety of symptoms depending on which hormone is involved. Adrenal hormones made in the cortex (outer part of the gland) are aldosterone, corticosteroids and androgenic steroids. Adrenalin and noradrenalin are the hormones made in the medulla (central part of the adrenal gland).
  • Adrenal gland symptoms: Symptoms affecting the adrenal glands
  • Anxiety: Excessive worry, anxiety, or fear.
  • Arrhythmias: The occurrence of irregular heart beats
  • Cancer-related symptoms: Symptoms related to cancer.
  • Constipation: Hardness of stool or difficulty or inability to pass feces.
  • Diaphoresis: Excessive sweating.
  • Endocrine symptoms: Symptoms affecting the endocrine system such as hormones.
  • Epigastric pain: Pain located in the upper and middle region of the abdomen
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Flank pain: A feeling of distress and agonycaused by the stimulation of pain nerve endings in the flank
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Headache: Pain affecting the head or brain area.
  • High blood pressure: Excessive blood pressure.
  • Male conditions: Any conditions that specifically affect the male sex
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b: A rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple tongue neuromas and medullary thyroid carcinoma.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 3: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Neurofibromatosis: Nerve disorders often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Neurofibromatosis-2: Genetic disorder often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Nevi -- atrial myxoma -- myxoid neurofibromata -- ephelides: A very rare syndrome characterized by spotty pigmentation on the skin and the development of multiple benign tumors (myxoma) that can occur just about anywhere in the body but mainly in the skin, breast and heart and endocrine glands such as the thyroid and pituitary gland. The symptoms are highly variable depending on the location, size and number of tumors. Endocrine gland tumors can affect hormone production and hence result in a range of symptoms.
  • Palpitations: Abnormality of the heart beat that person can feel
  • Propanolol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Propanolol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by excessive blood vessel growth, calcium accumulation inside the brain and seizures.
  • Tremor: The occurrence of involuntary trembling
  • Tuberous sclerosis: A rare genetic disorder characterized by harmartomatous skin nodules, seizures, phakomata and bone lesions.
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease: Genetic disease causing multiple benign tumors
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.

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