glandular disorder


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Related to glandular disorder: glandular disease, glandular fever
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Noun1.glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the bodyglandular disorder - 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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The common glandular disorder causes the thyroid gland to produce excessive amounts of the hormone thyroxine, resalting in increased appetite, sudden weight loss and hyperactivity.
After diabetes, thyroid problem the most common glandular disorder, doctors say.
He has a low IQ and an inborn glandular disorder that stores excessive fat on his short torso.
The elegant Federer, who had suffered from a debilitating glandular disorder early in the year, raised his game to new heights in his attempt to surpass Bjorn Borg and win six consecutive Wimbledon titles.
Mishra, who has just returned home from hospital after suffering a glandular disorder which left him unable to eat or sleep for a month, says he was humbled by the dedication of NHS nurses.