gland disease

Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to gland disease: Adrenal gland disorders
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
The eye mask, which is manufactured in the UK, massages the meibomian glands in the eyelids in a vertical motion, resulting in the treatment and prevention of meibomian gland disease (MGD), dry eye disease and posterior blepharitis.
All patients had obstructive meibomian gland disease, characterized by extensive MG dropout, unexpressible meibomian secretions, inflamed lid margins with thickening and debris, tear instability and ocular surface epithelial damage, and without seborrheic dermatitis.
To establish the association between Omega-3 fatty acid supplement and improvement in symptom and clinical parameter in DES associated with meibomian gland disease, we conducted this prospective intervention non-randomised study in Northern India where diets are devoid of Omega-3 fatty acid in contrast to Southern part and eastern part where fish is an essential component of diet.
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.
US-based medical device company TearScience has cut the price of the single-use activators used with the company's LipiFlow treatment platform for Meibomian Gland Disease by 50%, the company said.
Bartholin gland disease is typically a disease of young women.
Salivary gland disease in dogs and cats: 245 cases (1985-1988).
Several different etiologies have been suggested, including staphylococcal infection, Demodex folliculorum infestation, and primary sebaceous gland disease, as in acne rosacea.
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.