adenosis

Definitions of adenosis
  1. noun
    a disorder of the glands of the body
    synonyms: gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder
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    hyperparathyroidism
    excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; can affect many systems of the body (especially causing bone resorption and osteoporosis)
    hypoparathyroidism
    inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood
    hyperpituitarism
    excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone)
    Addison's disease, Addison's syndrome, hypoadrenalism, hypoadrenocorticism
    a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin
    adenopathy
    a glandular disease or enlargement of glandular tissue (especially of the lymph glands)
    aldosteronism, hyperaldosteronism
    a condition caused by overproduction of aldosterone
    Cushing's disease, hyperadrenalism
    a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity
    Cushing's syndrome, hyperadrenocorticism
    a glandular disorder caused by excessive cortisol
    hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis
    an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
    hypothyroidism
    an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
    Graves' disease, exophthalmic goiter
    exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs
    myxedema, myxoedema
    hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
    cretinism
    severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
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    disorder, upset
    a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
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