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The Endocrine System

Medical Term Chapter 9 "Jody"

Endocrinology The study of the endocrine system
Endocrinologist specialized physician
exocrine glands sweat glands ducts secrete directly to the outside
endocrine glands ductless secrete their fluid directorly into the blood
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
FBS fasting blood sugar
GTT glucose tolerance test
IDDM insul-dependent diabetes mellitus
NIDDM non insul-dependent diabetes mellitus
K potassium
Na sodium
PP postprandial
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
Long-acting Ultralente
intermediate-acting NPH / Lente
Rapid-acting regular
FBS Fasting blood sugar blood test performed after 12 hour fast
glucose tolerance test (GTT) 12 hour fast / glucose drink
postprandial test (PP) blood test performed after eating
aden/o glands
adren/o adrenals
andr/o masculine
gluc/o glucose
melan/o skin pigment
pancreat/o pancreas
thyr/o thyroid
-tropic turning toward
Created by: jadunn