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Endocrine System

Endocrine System - Word Parts

Word PartMeaningExample using the word formExample Meaning
Pancreat/o pancreas Pancreat/itis Pancreat/itis: Inflammation of the pancreas
Phys/o growing Hypo/p/ectomy Hypo/p/ectomy: Surgical removal of the pituitary gland (Think of some the pituitary gland's functions) (does this one need further explanation?)
Thym/o Thymus Thym/ectomy Thym/ectomy: Surgical removal of the thymus gland
Thyr/o thyroid; (Greek thyro = 'shield') Thyro/toxic/osis Thyro/toxic/osis: Condition resulting from excessive concentrations of thyroid hormones in the body, as in hyperthyroidism.
Thyroid/o thyroid gland Thyroid/itis Thyroid/itis: Inflammation of the thyroid gland.
Toxic/o poison Cyt/o/tox/ic Cyt/o/tox/ic: Of, relating to, or producing a toxic effect on cells.
Myx/o Mucus Myx/oedema Myx/oedema: A disease resulting from the decreased function of the thyroid, characterized by a slowing down of mental and physical activity and thickening and drying of the skin.
Oestr/o Female Oestro/gen Oestro/gen: A general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics
Created by: Crumblethorpe