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acanthosis nigricans
- Acanthosis nigricans is a disease that causes dark, thick areas on the skin. The areas affected are spread out and the skin is velvety. It is most common in the armpits and other body folds. The disease may be inherited or caused by problems with how the body uses insulin, obesity, some drugs, and cancer.
- Acromegaly is excessive growth. It is caused by the oversecretion of growth hormone. The condition results in the gradual enlargement of the bones in the face, jaw, hands, feet, and skull.
- Fatigue is a condition in which a person becomes weary or exhausted. It is usually caused by overdoing some physical activity. It can also occur after a long period of mental stress. In some cases, it may occur for no clear reason.
ACTH stimulation test
- This test checks how the adrenal glands respond to a certain hormone. The hormone is called adrenocorticotrophic hormone, or ACTH. ACTH is made in the pituitary gland and travels through the bloodstream to the adrenal glands. ACTH stimulates the adrenal gland to release cortisol. Cortisol is important for many functions in the body's metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, sodium, potassium, and protein.
ACTH test
- This test measures the amount of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) in the blood. ACTH is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. It regulates the production and secretion of the hormone cortisol by the adrenal gland.
pituitary tumour
- A pituitary tumour is an abnormal growth that develops within the pituitary gland. The pituitary is a pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. It secretes hormones into the bloodstream and controls most of the body's other hormone-secreting glands.
- Itching is an irritating sensation in the skin that makes a person want to scratch.
excess body hair
urine osmolality test
- The pituitary gland is located inside the skull. When this gland becomes less active than normal for any reason, hypopituitarism is said to occur.
excessive thirst
- Excessive thirst is an abnormally strong desire to drink liquids. It can be related to an underlying medical condition.
- The luteinizing hormone test is a blood test that measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) produced by the front lobe of the pituitary gland, known as the anterior pituitary.
metyrapone test
- The metyrapone test evaluates how the adrenal glands respond to adrenocorticotrophic hormone, or ACTH. ACTH is made in the pituitary gland and travels through the bloodstream to the adrenal glands. There it triggers the release of another hormone called cortisol.
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