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(Macular Edema) Retinal capillaries become clogged and swollen, leaking fluid into the retina and cause swelling. The leaking fluid from the capillaries will accumulate and pool in the center of the retina, the macula. The most sensitive part of the retina is the macula, which is responsible both for the fine vision used in reading, and for color vision.
A guide to help people get the proper amount of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in their diet. See also food exchanges.
Common metabolic diseases of the body's endocrine glands are: (1) Pancreas , Islet cell of the Langerhans, diabetes mellitus. (2) Thyroid ' hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism. (3) Parathyroid , hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism. (4) Pituitary , diabetes insipidus, hyperpituitarism, hypopituitarism, hypophysitis. (5) Adrenal hyperfunction of adrenal cortex (Cushing's disease), hypofunction of adrenal gland (Addison's disease), adrenal medulla hyperfunction. (6) Gonads , ovaries, testes.