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hyponatremia abnormal 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 about 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
hypersecretion excessive amount of secretion
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 of 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
electrolyte 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
thyroidectomy surgical excision of the thyroid gland
fasting blood test tests that measures blood glucose levels after a 12 hour fast.
(RAIU-tracer)TFT texts that measures thyroid function
endocrinology the study of ductless glands and their secretions
thyrotoxic thyroid poisoning
hypoglycemia too little sugar in the blood
adenoma tumour of a gland
hypogonadism underdevelopment of internal secretions of male sex glands
ACTH adrenalcorticotropic hormone
ADH antidiuretic hormone
BMI body mass index
DKA diabetes ketoacidosis
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone
HRT hormone replacement therapy
K potassium
LH luteinizing hormone
PRL prolactin
RAIU radioactive iodine uptake
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine
TFT thyroid function text
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
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