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
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- Increased Saliva: Increased or excessive salivation in the mouth has a variety of causes. Related medical terms include hypersalivation, ptyalism, sialorrhea, and
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- Hyposecretion: Hyposecretion refers to reduced or inadequate (“hypo-“) secretion of a hormone, substance, or fluid by a body gland. Examples include
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