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Endocrine/ Integ.

Endocrine/ Integumentary Systems

acromegaly enlarged extremities
adrenal pertaining to the adrenal gland
hypocalcemia decreased calcium in the blood
hypercalcemia increased calcium in the blood
glucogenesis formation of glucose
hyperglycemia increased glucose in the blood
hypoglycemia decreased glucose in the blood
homeostasis state of equilibrium in body
parathyroidectomy surgical removal of the parathyroid glands
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
somatic pertaining to the body
thyrotoxicosis excessive thyroid hormone in the body causing toxic conditions
thyroidectomy surgical removal of the thyroid gland
endocrine gland ductless glands that secrete hormones directly into the blood stream
polydipsia excessive thirst
atrophy lack of development, wasting away
anaphylaxis severe allergic reaction
anaphylactic shock severe allergic reaction
somatotropin growth hormone
gigantism excessive secretion of growth hormone
dwarfism under secretion of growth hormone
tetany cramp, convulsions & twitching of the muscles
hyperparathyroidism excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone
hypoparathyroidism under secretion of parathyroid hormone
ketoacidosis condition in diabetics where they body does not metabolize carbs and uses fats for energy
exocrine gland glands with ducts that secrete their substances to the outside of the body
glucagon hormone secreted by the pancreas to increase blood sugar
insulin hormone secreted by the pancreas to decrease blood sugar
hirsutism excessive hair growth found in females
hyperkalemia excessive potassium in blood
hyperkalemia increased sodium in blood
virile having adult male characteristics
hyponatremia decreased sodium in blood
hypernatremia increased sodium in blood
obesity excessive accumulation of fat in body
thyroid scan test to determine size, shape and location of the thyroid
adrenalectomy surgical removal of the adrenal gland
thymectomy surgical removal of the thymus gland
fasting blood sugar blood test to determine the amount of glucose int he blood after 12 hours of fasting
corticosteroids hormones released by the adrenal cortex
pancreatectomy surgical removal of the pancreas
GTT glucose tolerance test
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone
LH luteinizing hormone
Diabetes Insipidus disease associated with insufficient secretion of ADH
Addison's Disease disease associated with degeneration of the adrenal gland, causing insufficient corticosteroid secretion
Cushing's Syndrome disease caused by excessive secretion of corticosteroids
lipoid resembling fat
onycholysis destruction of a nail
subcutaneous under the skin
dermatome instrument used to cut skin
erythema red skin
hidradenitis inflammation of a sweat gland
ichthyosis extremely dry, scaly skin
lactation secretion of milk from the breast
melanoma black, cancerous tumor
mycology study of fungus
onychomalacia softening of the nails
pachyderma thick skin
scleroderma autoimmune disorder characterized by gradual hardening of the skin
seborrhea discharge of oil
steatorrhea discharge of fat
subungual under the nail
trichomycosis fungal infection of hair shaft
xanthoderma yellow skin
xanthoma yellow tumor
xeroderma dry, rough skin
mammoplasty surgical repair of the breast
dermatotherapy treatment of the skin
urticaria hives
pruritis itching
wheal fluid filled elevation of skin
vesicle blister-like elevation of skin
pustule blister-like elevation of skin containing pus
alopecia hair loss
gangrene necrosis of tissue
albinism congenital disorder causing partial or complete absense of melanin in skin, hair and eyes
impetigo infectious disease characterized by honey-colored, crusty lesions
parasiticides drugs that kill parasites
sanguinous discharge of blood
purulent discharge of pus
serous discharge of serum or clear fluid
ID intradermal
serosanguinous discharge of blood tinged fluid
Created by: ChristenDole