Symptoms such as an abnormally high body temperature

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symptoms such as an abnormally high body temperature, profuse sweating, high blood pressure, weight loss, irritability, and muscular pain and weakness. Hyperthyroidism has been treated by partial removal or partial radiation destruction of the gland. More recently, several drugs that inhibit thyroid activity have been discovered, and their use is replacing surgical treatment. Thyroid conditions require lifelong treatment. Both supplementing and suppressing thyroid function can take months or even years to regulate. 4. The hypothalamus is vital for living as it plays a very important role. It controls certain metabolic processes and other activities of the Autonomic Nervous System. It synthesizes and secretes neurohormones, often called hypothalamic-releasing hormones. 5. The human body wants blood glucose (blood sugar) maintained in a very narrow range. Insulin and glucagon are the hormones which make this happen. Both insulin and glucagon are secreted from the pancreas, and thus are referred to as pancreatic endocrine hormones. The picture on the left shows the intimate relationship both
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insulin and glucagon have to each other. Note that the pancreas serves as the central player in this scheme. It is the production of insulin and glucagon by the pancreas which ultimately determines if a patient has diabetes, hypoglycemia, or some other sugar problem.
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