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Ch 14: Understanding Endocrine Disorders

About This Chapter

This chapter offers you a convenient way to study endocrine disorders. These simple lessons and quizzes can be used for test preparation, homework help, tutoring, professional skill development and independent learning.

Understanding Endocrine Disorders - Chapter Summary

If you need to better understand the fundamentals of endocrine disorders, this chapter is for you. These informative lessons outline the causes, symptoms and treatments of several endocrine disorders, such as hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, diabetes insipidus and ketoacidosis. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate the symptoms and treatments of hypoglycemia, diabetes insipidus and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome
  • Define diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Discuss the consequences of hyperglycemia complications
  • Evaluate the diagnosis and treatments for inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion syndrome

These lessons are designed to be short and engaging, which helps you quickly move through the chapter and enjoy the studying experience. You can work through the chapter at your own pace. Use your computer or mobile device to access the lessons at any time. The chapter also includes plenty of practice quizzes to help you reinforce the topics you study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Understanding Endocrine Disorders
What Is Hypoglycemia? - Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

1. What Is Hypoglycemia? - Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

In the following lesson, you will learn about hypoglycemia. You will begin to understand its role in diabetes, its causes and treatment, and why it is important to manage symptoms immediately.

Diabetes Insipidus: Symptoms & Treatment

2. Diabetes Insipidus: Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the basics of a condition called diabetes insipidus, its two major forms, the major signs and symptoms, and potential treatment options.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Serious Complication

3. Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Serious Complication

A balanced body chemistry is crucial for a healthy human body. A sudden drop in pH can cause significant damage to organ systems and even death. This lesson takes a closer look at a condition in which the pH of the body is severely compromised called diabetic ketoacidosis.

Hyperglycemia: Complications & Consequences

4. Hyperglycemia: Complications & Consequences

In this lesson we'll be exploring what happens to the body during hyperglycemia. Here, you'll find out how hyperglycemia relates to diabetes and its consequences for different organ systems, such as the kidney, liver and brain.

Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

5. Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Diabetes is a disease with serious complications. In this lesson, we will learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome.

Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone: Diagnosis & Treatment

6. Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone: Diagnosis & Treatment

In this lesson, we will learn about a condition called syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone. We will learn how it is diagnosed and how it is treated.

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