Hypersecretion Overview

Hypersecretion refers to excessive (“hyper-“) secretion of a substance by a secretory gland. Examples include thyroid hypersecretion (over-active thyroid), adrenal gland hypersecretion, salivary gland hypersecretion (excessive salivation), and many other glands.

The causes and treatments depend greatly on the particular gland that is causing the symptom. The opposite of hypersecretion is hyposecretion (reduced secretion).

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