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Endocrine- Reverse Definations

hyponatremia abonormal condition of low sodium in the blood
gigantism abnormal overgrowth of the entire body
hypocalcemia abnormally low amount of calcium in the blood
pancreas an organ that contains the islets of Langerhans
homeostasis balance in the internal environment
dwarfism condition of being abnormally small
polyphagia condition of eating abnormally large amounts of food
obesity excessive accumulation of fat in the body
hypercalcemia excessive amount of calcium in the blood
hyperkalemia excessive amount of potassium in the blood
hyperglycemia excessive amount of sugar in the blood
hirsutism excessive distribution of body hair
polydipsia excessive thirst
hypokalemia extreme depletion of potassium in the blood
glucogenesis formation of glucose from glycogen
somatotropin human growth hormone
hyposecretion inadequate secretion
diuresis increased formation and secretion in the urine
adrenal medulla inner section of the adrenal gland
atrophy lack of development
acromegaly marked enlargement and thickening of the bones of the face and jaw
electrolytes mineral salts that carry an electrical charge
adrenal cortex outer section of the adrenal gland which secretes steriods
glucosuria presence of glucose in the urine
norepinephrine produced in the adrenal medulla, raises blood pressure
exophthalmos protrusion of the eyes
adrenalectomy surgical excision of the adrenal gland
thryoidectomy surgical excision of the thyroid gland
fasting blood glucose test that measures blood glucose levels after a 12 hour fast
radioactive iodine uptake test that measures thyroid function
endocrinology the study of ductless glands and their secretions
thyrotoxic thyroid poisioning
hypoglycemia too little sugar in the blood
adenoma tumor of a gland
hypogonadism underdevelopment of internal secretions of male sex glands
Created by: Laura Van Laura Van