MOR 366 - Funeral Pathology - Lesson 5.3

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Diabetes mellitus

The condition which results in the failure of the pancreas to secrete proper amounts of insulin.

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Acromegaly

Hyperfunction of the pituitary gland after ossification has been completed.

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Gigantism

The hypersecretion of somatotropin prior to the normal ossification of bones in children, resulting in the enlargement of the bones to make the person abnormally tall.

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Dwarfism

The condition of being abnormally small.

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Diabetes insipidus

The condition in which the pituitary gland does not secrete the proper amount of anti-diuretic hormone thus allowing excessive elimination of dilute (watery) urine.

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Cretinism

Congenital hypothyroidism resulting in developmental disabilities.

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Myxedema

Infiltration of the skin by mucopolysaccharides, which give it a waxy or coarsened appearance and create nonpitting edema.

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Goiter

Enlargement of the thyroid gland.

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Hypoparathyroidism

A condition caused by an insufficient or absent secretion of the parathyroid glands.

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Hyperparathyroidism

A condition caused by excessive levels of parathyroid hormone in the body.

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Addison's disease

A progressive failure of the adrenal glands and by insufficient production of steroid hormones, resulting in the bronze discoloration of the skin.

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Cushing's disease

Hyperadrenalism characterized by an increase in blood sugar levels.

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Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

Acute adrenal failure due to hemorrhage into the adrenal gland caused by meningococcal infection.

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Acne

An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous follicles of the skin, marked by comedones, papules, and pustules. It is exceptionally common in puberty and adolescence. Acne usually affects the face, chest, back, and shoulders. In severe cases, cysts, nodules, and scarring occur.

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Seborrheic dermatitis

The excessive secretion of oil on the scalp that leads to dandruff.

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Eczema

A severe case of dermatitis due to the skin coming in contact with toxins or poisons and resulting in an itchy red rash that initially weeps or oozes serum and may become crusted, thickened, or scaly.

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Psoriasis

A chronic skin disorder in which red papules and scaly silvery plaques with sharply defined borders appear on the body surface.

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Syphilis

A multistage infection caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum.

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Lymphangitis

Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels draining an inflamed or infected body part.

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Tonsillitis

Inflammation of a tonsil.

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Splenomegaly

Enlargement of the spleen.

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Lymphadenopathy

Abnormally enlarged lymph nodes.

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Hodgkin's lymphoma

A malignant lymphoma whose pathological hallmark is the Reed-Sternberg (RS) cell.

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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Any of a group of malignant tumors of B or T lymphocytes.

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Hypothyroidism

An under-active thyroid gland.

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Hyperthyroidism

An over-active thyroid gland.