glandular disease


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Noun1.glandular disease - a disorder of the glands of the bodyglandular 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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Apparently at the conclusion of the boy's stay, the director could barely be bothered to write any sort of written account of his time there, stating it was probable the boy had some sort of "glandular disease", and making little note of any progress.
Not have an untreated glandular disease such as an underactive thyroid as treatment could help weight control.
There has been concern, however, that falling antibody levels that have been noted, particularly against HPV type 18, may indicate reduced protection from high-grade squamous or glandular disease.
If that's not alarming enough, consider that many cases go undetected for years, if they are ever diagnosed at all, and that the glandular disease can lead to long-term cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and in younger women, infertility.