Lunes, Hunyo 11, 2012

Alice and Harry connected with Endocrinology?


Abnormalities of Humans 


Normal Movie Character


 Films and Endocrine merger...... 

      Why did I choose films or movie to discuss my blog about endocrinology? Simply because, I love movies and I find it interesting for some people to see their favorite movie characters more fascinating. In particular I admire films with extra ordinary characters.          

        Fantasy movies are the best for me that is why I choose 2 movies that will give me a glimpse on how endocrinology works. This blog is focus on the disease conditions of humans in connection with the endocrine system.

Each horcuxes give him life and energy. Just like the endocrine system all glands belong to it work together to maintain the balance of hormones on the body. This is how is see the endocrine system.



Filius Flitwick

Filius Flitwick was a part-goblin part wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy, he’s an intelligent young man who is normal for them and a model students. For them he’s normal but for us he’s not. In real world if you saw a person this small you would automatically assume that he is experiencing a disease condition.

the real thing is this…..


Is when an individual is short in physique resulting from a medical condition caused by problems that arise in the pituitary gland in which the growth of the individual is slowed or delayed.


Rubues Hagrid
Hagrid is a half giant wizard who also attended Hogwarts School f Witchcraft and Wizardy. He's tall as we can see, but his brother is more taller that him that is off course his brother is a giant. Just like Filius, Hagrid is normal with the eyes of the Hogwarts people, but for us real humans he's not.

the real score is.....

is a condition characterized by excessive growth and height significantly above average. This is cause by excessive production of growth hormone in childhood before the long bone epiphyses closes. 


The Malfoy Family

Malfoy is a surname of wealthy family and pure blooded wizards and witches. Draco Malfoy   is the mortal enemy of Harry Potter in the story. The Malfoy family are know to have white hair as their unique characteristics. In their world, having a white hair will indicate you are Malfoy but with our world? it means something else. 

discoloration means in our world is....

Addison's Disease
is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones. The difference between the Malfoy and patients with Addison's Disease is that, Malfoy's have white discoloration on their hair while patient with Addison's Disease have darkening or hyper-pigmentation of the skin. 


The Fat Boys of Alice
they are the fat boys of Alice in the movie Alice in Wonderland. They are twins and they're cute. Most of the times they contradict each other about little things. They may not be different with their looks but they differ with their interest. What do you think the disease condition that can be associated with the cute fat boys?

if you're thinking about this, you are right! it is.....

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
is a metabolic disorder characterized by high glucose in the context of insulin resistant or deficiency. DM type 2 makes up about 90% of cases. Obesity is thought to be the primary cause of diabetes type 2 in people. it is also called as "acquired" diabetes mellitus and a non insulin dependent. The classical triad of DM is seen as signs and symptoms of this disease, its is caused by people's lifestyle and eating habits.



Peter Pettigrew
Peter Pettigrew is a full blood wizard who attended Hogwarts in his early years. he became a follower of Lord Voldemort and restore his human identity. He's eyes are big and bulging which doesn't look awkward with people in Hogwarts, however if he lives in our world where magic and witch craft don't existed, he will definitely be brought to the hospital for a check up, for he may be suffering from a illness. 

we have the same thoughts, and it is....

Hyperthyroidism Grave's Disease
refers to an excess of circulating thyroid hormone in the system. Grave's disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism that is characterized by bulging of eye balls. It occurs 6 times more commonly in women than men.  

End of the first blog..  thank you for reading!

watch out for the next blog about TOXICOLOGY.... :)


  • pictures and captions from
  • diseases and description from
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  • Clinical Chemistry Review Handbook for MT by Maria Teresa T. Rodriguez, 2010

1 komento:

  1. nice blog! thank you for the information! i hope there will be another interesting information you will share. take care and god bless