Lesson 8.3 Crossword


5.a disorder of the adrenal cortex caused by hypersecretion of cortisol; symptoms include weight gain, high blood glucose levels, hypertension, and osteoporosis
7.a condition caused by the hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH), leading to increased blood calcium levels and increased calcium absorption by the kidneys
8.a disorder resulting from hyposecretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) by the posterior pituitary
9.a condition caused by hyposecretion of adrenal corticoid hormones that causes muscle atrophy, a bronze skin tone, low blood pressure, kidney damage, hypoglycemia, severe loss of fluids and electrolytes, and a general feeling of weakness
11.a condition common in type II diabetes in which the pancreas secretes insulin, but the body's insulin receptors are downregulated, causing elevated blood glucose levels
12.a condition of sustained muscular contraction
13.a disease that results from the body's inability to produce sufficient amounts of insulin to regulate blood glucose levels


1.a rare condition in which the anterior pituitary hypersecretes growth hormone, causing an increase in overall body size; gigantism
2.a condition in adults with hyperthyroidism that causes weight gain; a swollen, puffy face; low body temperature; dry skin; and decreased mental acuity
3.a condition in which the pituitary gland hyposecretes growth hormone, resulting in an adult height of less than four feet
4.an autoimmune disorder that causes an overactive thyroid gland and outward bulging of the eyes
6.inflammation of the thyroid gland
10.an enlarged thyroid gland caused by insufficient amounts of iodine or a thyroid disorder

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