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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glandular disease mean? 

  The noun GLANDULAR DISEASE has 1 sense:

1. a disorder of the glands of the body

  Familiarity information: GLANDULAR DISEASE used as a noun is very rare.

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Sense 1glandular disease [BACK TO TOP]


A disorder of the glands of the body

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


adenosis; gland disease; glandular disease; glandular disorder

Hypernyms ("glandular disease" is a kind of...):

disorder; upset (condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glandular disease"):

hyperparathyroidism (excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood; can affect many systems of the body (especially causing bone resorption and osteoporosis))

hyperthyroidism; thyrotoxicosis (an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones)

Cushing's syndrome; hyperadrenocorticism (a glandular disorder caused by excessive cortisol)

Cushing's disease; hyperadrenalism (a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity)

aldosteronism; hyperaldosteronism (a condition caused by overproduction of aldosterone)

adenopathy (a glandular disease or enlargement of glandular tissue (especially of the lymph glands))

Addison's disease; Addison's syndrome; hypoadrenalism; hypoadrenocorticism (a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin)

hyperpituitarism (excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone))

hypoparathyroidism (inadequate secretion of parathyroid hormone resulting in abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood)

hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones)

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