Crash Course Endocrinology by Richard Murphy, Ronan O'Neill, Daniel Horton-Szar

By Richard Murphy, Ronan O'Neill, Daniel Horton-Szar

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Many elderly people have an enlarged thyroid that contains many nodules of varying sizes. These nodules are formed from hyperplasia (increased number) of thyroid cells. e. hyperthyroidism. The disease is then called toxic multinodular goitre. Thyroiditis Inflammation of the thyroid gland can cause swelling, and infiltration by lymphocytes can also cause enlargement. Thyroid cysts Nodule of multinodular goitre Follicular adenoma Malignancy. The molecular biology of thyroid cancer A great deal has been learnt about the molecular biology of thyroid cancer.

If thyroid biochemistry is within the normal range and nodules are ‘cold’, fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAC) can be performed as the most sensitive and specific test for confirming a diagnosis of malignancy. The adrenal glands 4 Objectives By • • • • the end of this chapter you should be able to: Explain the structure and development of the adrenal glands Describe the synthesis of adrenal hormones Understand the regulation and physiological effects of adrenal hormones Discuss the major disorders associated with adrenal function.

It also has a potent vasoconstricting action at high doses: hence the name hypothalamus paraventricular nucleus supraoptic nucleus vasopressin. Low blood volume detected by peripheral baroreceptors stimulates very high ADH release to increase blood pressure. • V1A receptors are expressed by vascular smooth muscle and cause ADH’s vasoconstrictive action. • V2 receptors are expressed on the basolateral membrane of the distal convoluted tubule and collecting ducts of the kidney and are responsible for the hormone’s antidiuretic effect.

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