Lab 6 - 2011K-08 Lab 6 Report Julie W. Bentley-Sikes...

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2011K-08 Lab 6 Report Julie W. Bentley-Sikes Acromegaly : Condition due to the production of too much growth hormone by the pituitary gland after the end of adolescence. Hyper/hypoparathyroidism : increased parathyroid function resulting from primary hyperplasia, a functioning neoplasm of the parathyroid glands, or secondary hyperplasia related most often to chronic renal insufficiency. Manifestations are related to abnormalities of the bones, kidneys, and blood vessels. Skeletal changes are referred to as generalized osteitis fibrosa cystica or von Recklinghausen’s disease./ A decrease in parathyroid function, usually the result of surgical removal. Symptoms include tetany, irritability, and muscle weakness. The serum calcium is low, the blood phosphorus elevated, the blood magnesium reduced, and the alkaline phosphatase normal. Osteoporosis : Generalized loss of bone density, causing skeletal weakness. Around age 40, the rate of bone resorption in humans starts to exceed the rate of bone formation. Women experience accelerated bone loss after menopause, when the estrogen level decreases. When the amount of bone falls below a certain threshold, fractures occur with little or no trauma Muscular Dystrophy : Inherited disease that causes progressive weakness in the skeletal (and occasionally heart) muscle. Muscle tissue degenerates and regenerates randomly and
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2012 for the course BIO 2111K taught by Professor Clark during the Fall '10 term at Darton State Collge.

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Lab 6 - 2011K-08 Lab 6 Report Julie W. Bentley-Sikes...

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