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Thyroid gland disorders

Thyroid nodule   Thyroiditis
A thyroid nodule is defined as a small lump of tissue, usually more than one quarter of an inch in diameter that may protrude from the neck's surface or may form in the thyroid gland itself.   Thyroiditis is an inflammation on the thyroid gland and the most common cause of hypothyroidism. Thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland, has many causes. The most common cause is Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Goitre   Thyroid hormone replacement therapy
A goitre is an enlargement of the thyroid gland. This gland is situated at the front of the throat, below the Adam's apple (larynx). It comprises two lobes that lie on either side of the windpipe and are joined in front by an isthmus.   Thyroid hormone therapy is the use of synthetic thyroid hormones to raise abnormally low levels of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormone replacement is very effective in the vast majority of cases.
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Topics in endocrine disorders

Adrenal insufficiency
Addison's disease
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Conn's syndrome
Cushing's syndrome
Nelson's syndrome
Bartter's syndrome
Adrenocortical carcinoma
Pituitary gland disorders
Thyroid gland disorders

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