Case study - Endocrine disorder

Aug 4th, 2016
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Share a case study from your clinical practice or from the literature on an endocrine disorder. Discuss the pathophysiology of the disorder, including the effects on the endocrine feedback system, and the role of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Identify the pharmacologic agent(s) used to treat the disorder and how the pharmacologic agent(s) alters the pathophysiology.

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Diabetes insipidus is an endocrine disorder in which the amount of water ingested and the quantity andconcentration of urine produced is not regulated. Diabetes insipidus is caused by abnormality in thefunctioning or the levels of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), also known as vasopressin. This hormone ismanufactured in hypothalamus and stored in posterior pituitary gland, which helps to regulate theamount of body fluid in the body. It can be central or nephrogenic.In central form occurs if no ADH is made, released or transported due to any of the following: braintumors, surgical removal of p

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