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abbrev & teminology

DI diabetes insipidus
DM diabetes mellitus
DR diabetic retinopathy
FBS fasting blood sugar
GD grave's disease
HG hypoglycemia
FA fructosamine test
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone
ICSH intersitial cell-stimulating hormone
LTH lactogenic hormone
MSH melenocyte-stimulating hormone
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
PCC pheochromocytoma
endocrinopathy any disease caused by a disorder of the endocine system
hypercrinism a condition due to excessive secretion of any gland, especially the endocrine gland
oxytocin stimulates uterine contractions during childbirth
acrcomegaly abnormal enlargement of the extremities (hands/feet) that is caused by excessive secretion
hyperpituitarism pathology resulting in the excessive secretion by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland
pituitarism any disorder of pituitary function
prolactinoma a benign tumor of the pituitary gland that causes it to produce too much prolactin
pinealoma a tumor of the pineal gland that can disrupt the production of melatonin
pinealectomy the surgical removal of the pineal gland
thyromegaly enlargement of the thyroid gland
lobectomy the surgical removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland
hypercalcemia abnormally high concentrations of calcium circulatory in the blood insread of being stored in the bones
insulinoma benign tumor of the pancreas that causes hypoglycemia by secreting additional insulin
pancreatalgia pain in the pancreas
polydipsia excressive thirst
hyperinsulinism excressive secretion of insulin in the blood stream
polyuria excessive urination
hyperglycemia abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood
polyphagia excessive hunger
Created by: secretsluv