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1.

Sensitivity, Insulin

MedGen UID:
452799
Concept ID:
C0920563
Pathologic Function
2.

Regular insulin

A 51-amino acid pancreatic hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, directly by suppressing endogenous glucose production (GLYCOGENOLYSIS; GLUCONEOGENESIS) and indirectly by suppressing GLUCAGON secretion and LIPOLYSIS. Native insulin is a globular protein comprised of a zinc-coordinated hexamer. Each insulin monomer containing two chains, A (21 residues) and B (30 residues), linked by two disulfide bonds. Insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, TYPE 1). [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
5827
Concept ID:
C0021641
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Hormone; Pharmacologic Substance
3.

Aging

Progressive damage to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) during life is thought to contribute to aging processes. This notion is supported by the observation of an aging-related accumulation in human mtDNA of oxidative and alkylation derivatives of nucleotides, of small deletions and insertions, and of large deletions, although their low frequency raises questions about their functional significance (Michikawa et al., 1999). [from OMIM]

MedGen UID:
1376
Concept ID:
C0001811
Organism Function
4.

Fat

The glyceryl esters of a fatty acid, or of a mixture of fatty acids. They are generally odorless, colorless, and tasteless if pure, but they may be flavored according to origin. Fats are insoluble in water, soluble in most organic solvents. They occur in animal and vegetable tissue and are generally obtained by boiling or by extraction under pressure. They are important in the diet (DIETARY FATS) as a source of energy. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
5132
Concept ID:
C0015677
Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
5.

Insulin resistance

MedGen UID:
43904
Concept ID:
C0021655
Pathologic Function
6.

Glucose

A primary source of energy for living organisms. It is naturally occurring and is found in fruits and other parts of plants in its free state. It is used therapeutically in fluid and nutrient replacement. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
42238
Concept ID:
C0017725
Biologically Active Substance; Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
7.

Somatotropin preparation

A polypeptide that is secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Growth hormone, also known as somatotropin, stimulates mitosis, cell differentiation and cell growth. Species-specific growth hormones have been synthesized. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
20836
Concept ID:
C0037663
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Hormone; Pharmacologic Substance
8.

Obesity

MedGen UID:
18127
Concept ID:
C0028754
Disease or Syndrome
9.

Insulin resistance

MedGen UID:
504630
Concept ID:
CN000801
Finding
10.

Obesity

MedGen UID:
368429
Concept ID:
C1963185
Finding
11.

Ability to balance

The maintenance of a stable, upright body position. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
154340
Concept ID:
C0560184
Finding
12.

Impairment

MedGen UID:
151925
Concept ID:
C0684336
Pathologic Function
13.

Diabetes mellitus type 2

Type 2 diabetes is a disorder characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels. In this form of diabetes, the body stops using and making insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Specifically, insulin controls how much glucose (a type of sugar) is passed from the blood into cells, where it is used as an energy source. When blood sugar levels are high (such as after a meal), the pancreas releases insulin to move the excess glucose into cells, which reduces the amount of glucose in the blood.Most people who develop type 2 diabetes first have insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's cells use insulin less efficiently than normal. As insulin resistance develops, more and more insulin is needed to keep blood sugar levels in the normal range. To keep up with the increasing need, insulin-producing cells in the pancreas (called beta cells) make larger amounts of insulin. Over time, the beta cells become less able to respond to blood sugar changes, leading to an insulin shortage that prevents the body from reducing blood sugar levels effectively. Most people have some insulin resistance as they age, but inadequate exercise and excessive weight gain make it worse, greatly increasing the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.Type 2 diabetes can occur at any age, but it most commonly begins in middle age or later. Signs and symptoms develop slowly over years. They include frequent urination (polyuria), excessive thirst (polydipsia), fatigue, blurred vision, tingling or loss of feeling in the hands and feet (diabetic neuropathy), sores that do not heal well, and weight loss. If blood sugar levels are not controlled through medication or diet, type 2 diabetes can cause long-lasting (chronic) health problems including heart disease and stroke; nerve damage; and damage to the kidneys, eyes, and other parts of the body.
[from GHR]

MedGen UID:
41523
Concept ID:
C0011860
Disease or Syndrome
14.

Nutritional disorder

Any condition related to a disturbance between proper intake and utilization of nourishment. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
811347
Concept ID:
C3714509
Disease or Syndrome
15.

Disorder of glucose metabolism

A metabolic disorder characterized by abnormal blood glucose levels. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
226229
Concept ID:
C1257958
Disease or Syndrome
16.

Disorder of hyperalimentation

An imbalanced NUTRITIONAL STATUS resulting from excessive intake of nutrients. Generally, overnutrition generates an energy imbalance between food consumption and energy expenditure leading to disorders such as OBESITY. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
219760
Concept ID:
C1257763
Disease or Syndrome
17.

Senility

MedGen UID:
115903
Concept ID:
C0231337
Finding
18.

Lipid Metabolic Process

Anabolic and catabolic biochemical changes to lipids within a cell as materials needed for important life processes. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
108969
Concept ID:
C0598783
Molecular Function
19.

Overweight

A condition in which body mass index falls between 25 and 29.9. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
105424
Concept ID:
C0497406
Finding
20.

Distribution of body fat

Deposits of ADIPOSE TISSUE throughout the body. The pattern of fat deposits in the body regions is an indicator of health status. Excess ABDOMINAL FAT increases health risks more than excess fat around the hips or thighs, therefore, WAIST-HIP RATIO is often used to determine health risks. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
98411
Concept ID:
C0424621
Finding
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