Endocrine System and Cutest Little Boy Essay

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Chemical Eric: Dealing with the Disintegration of Central Control by[pic] Eric Ribbens
Department of Biological Sciences at Western Illinois University

Part I—At Fifteen…

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He was, his mother always said, the cutest little boy ever, and she had always adored him. So strong, so sturdy, confidently charging through life. At 10, he joined a Little League baseball team, and made the All-Star team in his first year. It wasn’t until quite some time later that she realized something was very wrong.
Looking back, probably the first symptom appeared when he was 11. Promoted up to the next division in Little League, he mostly sat on the bench. His coordination was not as good, and he seemed to have lost his hustle. Of course, it
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7.From the list of symptoms above, what type of tests would you recommend that the doctor perform on Eric? I would recommend the doctor perform test on his leg strength, lexibility, immune system, and normal body movements.

Eric’s physician ordered blood tests of hormone levels. Look at the values in the table and distinguish which hormone levels are abnormal.
|Hormone |Eric’s results |Normal levels |Hyposecretion? |Gland secreting hormone ? |
| | | |Hypersecretion? | |
|Growth hormone |15 ng/ml |0-8 ng/ml |Hypersecretion |Pituitary |
|TSH |0.2 μg/dl |2.0- 10.5 ug/dl |Hyposecretion |Pituitary |
|T3 |30 ng/dl |80-200 ng/dl |Hyposecretion |Thyroid |
|T4 |2.0 μg/dl |4.6-12 ug/dl |Hyposecretion |Thyroid |
| | | | | |
|ACTH (plasma) |5 pg/ml |20-100

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