Unit III Handout - Type II: target cells lack insulin...

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BIO 181 Unit III Handout Senses and the Endocrine System Senses and Endocrine Disorders Near –sighted and Far-sightedness : failure of lens to refract light accurately to focus on retin objects appear blurry, corrected with lens, cornea reshaping Glaucoma : increased ocular pressure due to poor drainage of aqueous Humor distorts vision; treated by cutting wall of anterior chamber Cataract : proteins accumulate on lens, less transparent cloudy vision Night blindness : reduced visual pigments loss of sight in dim light; often caused by Vit A deficiency Diabetes mellitus : hi blood glucose levels Type I: failure of pancreas to produce enough insulin
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Unformatted text preview: Type II: target cells lack insulin receptor Dwarfism : low levels of hGH during growth short stature Gigantism : high levels of hGH during growth large stature Acromegaly : high levels of hGH in adulthood enlarged flat bones in face, hands, feet Hyperthyroidism, Graves disease : hi levels of thyroxin increase BMR Hypothyroidism : low levels of thyroxin decrease BMR Addisons disease : low levels of cortisol cannot tolerate stress or injury Cushings disease : high levels of cortisol alters glucose and lipid metabolism...
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course BIO 181 taught by Professor Karas-hendricks during the Spring '10 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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