Chapter 39

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  1. Tetany
    Intermittent tonic muscular spasms that typically involve the arms or legs.
  2. Excessive secretion and discharge of urine.
  3. Excessive thirst, a symptom that may suggest dehydration, hyperglycemia, or hypovolemia, among other diseases and conditions.
  4. Excessive or frequent urination after going to bed, typically caused by excessive fluid intake, congestive heart failure, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, urinary tract infections, diseases of the prostate, impaired renal function, or the use of diuretics.
  5. Myxedema
    Infiltration of the skin by mucopolysaccharides, giving it a waxy or coarsened appearance. Myxedematous skin is seen particularly in patients with hypothyroidismImage Upload 1
  6. Excessive proliferation of normal cells in the normal tissue arrangement of an organ.
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  7. A substance that produces massive enlargement of the thyroid by inhibiting iodide metabolism and thyroid hormone synthesis. It is found naturally in cabbage, cassava, rutabagas, soy, and raw turnips
  8. Having a normally functioning thyroid gland
  9. Ectopic
    In an abnormal position.
  10. Dysphagia
    Inability to swallow or difficulty in swallowing
  11. Amenorrhea
    Absence of menstruation for more than 3 months in women who had previously experienced menstruation and who are not pregnant
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Chapter 39
Nursing Care of Patients with Endocrine Disorder
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