gland disease

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Noun1.gland disease - a disorder of the glands of the bodygland disease - a disorder of the glands of the body
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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
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Chris Downer, Felton A: There are a number of potential causes of recurrent anal gland disease and in a lot of cases the exact cause is never fully investigated as regular emptying of the glands is relatively inexpensive and tends to prevent significant disease in animals with a predisposition to anal gland problems.
Bartholin gland disease is typically a disease of young women.
Sialolithiasis is the major cause of obstructive gland disease.
Dry eye is typically a result of meibomian gland disease, where the growth of Staph bacteria cause the meibomian glands to be obstructed by thick waxy secretions, causing dry eye.
Salivary gland disease in dogs and cats: 245 cases (1985-1988).
As part of its expansion plans, the HMC ENT Department is planning to use robotic surgery in specific areas of its treatment, and is in the process of introducing endoscopic carbon dioxide laser treatment for a section of specific head and neck tumours, and the use of endoscopy as treatment option in salivary gland disease.
Minimally invasive treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease can reduce the need for invasive open surgery, according to an article published in a German medical journal last year.
Viruses and salivary gland disease (SGD): lessons from HIV SGD.
Manama-Oct15 (BNA) Bahrain has today been declared free of gland disease.
The differential diagnosis of these swellings is vast and ranges from acute obstructive salivary gland disease to neoplastic processes.
Xerostomia associated with chronic mouth breathing (enlarged adenoids), autoimmune salivary gland disease, and iatrogenic causes (antidepressants) worsens the risk of gingivitis, periodontitis and dental caries.
Updates on the cornea included lectures on infectious keratitis, an introduction to selective cornea transplantation, Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and technological advances in the treatment of meibomian gland disease.