Hyposecretion refers to reduced or inadequate (“hypo-“) secretion of a hormone, substance, or fluid by a body gland. Examples include thyroid hyposecretion (hypothyroidism), adrenal hyposecretion (adrenal insufficiency), salivary hyposecretion (reduced salivation), and many other glands.
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- Hypothyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is production of too little hormone by the thyroid gland located in the neck. It is also called under-active thyroid disease
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- Adrenal Insufficiency: Adrenal Insufficiency refers to low levels of adrenal hormones in the blood. The most common form is Addison’s Disease
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- Reduced Saliva: Reduced saliva in the mouth (reduced salivation) causes dry mouth, and it may be sudden and temporary, or a chronic
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- Hypersecretion: Hypersecretion refers to excessive (“hyper-“) secretion of a substance by a secretory gland. Examples include thyroid hypersecretion (over-active thyroid)
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