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chapter 13/endocrine

endocrine system

adren/o adrenal gland
gonad/o gonads(testicles or ovaries)
pancreat/o pancreatic islets
parathyroid/o parathyroid gland
pituit/o pituitary gland
pituitar/o pituitary gland (o)
Thym/o thymus
thyr/o thyroid gland
thyroid/o thyroid gland (d)
acr/o extremities
crin/o secreat
dipsia thirst
glyc/o glucose, sugar
ism condition, state of
pineal/o pineal gland
poly many
somat/o body
tropin to stimulate
endo within
tropic having an affinity for
somatotropic This hormone has an affinity for the body to help it grow.
acromegaly abnormal enlargement of the extremities.
hyperglycemia too much sugar in blood.
adrenalitis inflammation of the adrenal gland
parathyroidectomy surgical removal of the parathyroid
aldosteronism the adrenal glands are producing excessive aldosterone
hypercalcemia calcium levels are too high in the blood (parathyroid gland isn't regulating correctly)
hypoglycemia not enough sugar in the blood
hypergonadism too much hormone secreted by the sex glands
gonadotropin hormone stimulates the gonads
hyperpituitarism excessive secretion from the pituitary gland
hypothyroidism low functioning thyroid
adrenalectomy removal of the adrenal glands
endocrinologist specialist in the hormones which are secreted in the body
pancreatalgia pain in pancreas
pinealoma tumor in the pineal gland
polydipsia excessive thirst
polyphagia excessive hunger
thymitis inflammation of the thymus
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