Hormones and Metabolism

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes Retina Disease Symptoms

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) that affects the retina of the eye. This is the inner lining of the eyeball which is light sensitive and converts incoming light into electrical impulses. The signals then travel to the brain where it is deciphered and results in the sense of >> Read More ...

Metformin and Other Diabetes Drugs

What is Metformin? Metformin belongs to a class of drugs known as biguanides which are used to treat diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes). Biguanides were developed from guanidine which was extracted from a plant known as Goat’s rue. It was used to treat diabetes in medieval Europe. Phenformin was the first clinically >> Read More ...

Growth on the Pituitary Gland | Types of Pituitary Tumors

Growths on the pituitary gland are usually benign tumors although a malignancy is possible yet rare. The most common growth on the pituitary gland is a pituitary adenoma. Other benign tumors may stem from areas around the pituitary gland and invade the pituitary parenchyma or apply pressure on the gland. Benign pituitary >> Read More ...

Pituitary Gland Disorders and Types of Pituitary Problems

As the “master gland”, most of the effects of the pituitary gland is on the other endocrine glands of the body. Disorders of the pituitary gland is often only detected by the signs and symptoms of various diseases attributed to these other glands. Pituitary gland problems can be seen either as an excess or >> Read More ...

Pituitary Gland Anatomy, Location, Hormones and Pictures

What is the Pituitary Gland? The pituitary gland is considered as the master gland of the body because its hormones control other endocrine glands, which in turn influence various and diverse activities in the body. It is largely influenced by the hypothalamus, which is the control center that processes the incoming >> Read More ...

Human Endocrine System, List of Glands and Hormone Functions

What is the Endocrine System? The endocrine system comprises the multiple glands that secrete chemical messengers, known as hormones, into the bloodstream. These hormones may act on almost every cell of the body or it may be tissue-specific and only act on certain types of cells. The endocrine system is the body’s >> Read More ...
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