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Common Alterations in Endocrine Function

Cushing’s disease occurs when the pituitary gland has increased secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which can be related to any one of several causes (Feelders & Hofland, 2013). One of the most common is the presence of an adenoma on the pituitary. There are many clinical signs of Cushing’s disease,...

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Common Alterations in Lymphatic Disorders

Lymphedema is one of the many conditions that can occur when the lymphatic system is not functioning correctly. Lymphedema is a term used to describe localized fluid retention and swelling that is caused by a malfunctioning lymphatic system. Lymphedema has a number of causes, including genetic (hereditary), chemotherapy in cancer...

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Common Alterations In Hematologic Functioning

This disorder causes a number of alterations in hematologic functioning. One of these is that factor VIII production is decreased, which has a negative effect on the body’s ability to regulate secretion (Whelan et al., 2013). The second alteration is that immunoglobulin binding protein production is impaired, which makes it...

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Brain Cancer Assignment

For this assignment, I chose brain cancer. This is due to the fact that I know a number of prominent individuals who are either having the condition or have died of it. Brain cancer occurs when the brain has malignant tumors. The brain can have tumors, but not all tumors...

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Hippocampal Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of disabilities and deaths among individuals below the age of 45 years, and as a result, over five million American citizens live with chronic mental or physical disabilities (Girgis, Pace, Sweet & Miller, 2016). Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) contributes to...

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