Endocrine System

Endocrine System

I. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ENDOCRINE GLANDS A. Functions 1. Maintenance and regulation of vital functions 2. Response to stress and injury 3. Growth and development 4. Energy metabolism 5. Reproduction 6. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance More »


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Symptoms of Dengue Fever


Dengue is due to a flavivirus transmitted by the bite of the Aedes mosquito. It may be caused by one of four serotypes (possibly five, with a potentially new serotype from Malaysia under study) widely distributed globally between the tropics

Acute Anaphylaxis Signs,Symptoms & Treatment


What is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. It arises as an acute, generalized IgE-mediated immune reaction involving specific antigen, mast cells and basophils. The reaction requires priming by the

Back Pain Common Causes, Signs & Symptoms


Back pain affects an estimated 80% of the population; in fact, it’s the second leading reason — after the common cold — for lost time from work. Although this symptom may herald a spondylogenic disorder, it may also result from

Amnesia Common Causes, Signs & Symptoms


Amnesia — a disturbance in, or loss of, memory — may be classified as partial or complete and as anterograde or retrograde. • Anterograde amnesia denotes memory loss of events that occurred after the onset of the causative trauma or

Anatomy of the Eye


The eye is the sensory organ of sight. It’s a hollow ball filled with fluid (vitreous humor) and consists of three layers: • fibrous outer layer — sclera, bulbar conjunctiva, and cornea • vascular middle layer — iris, ciliary body,