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Endocrine System

Anything dealing with the Endocrine System

The hormone that stimulates uterine contractions is oxytocin
what is "sugar in the urine" called glycosuria
The diagnostic term for the result of decreased activity of the antidiuretic hormone from the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland is? diabetes insipidus
polydipsia is? abnormal state of extreme thirst
excessive amount of hair hirsutism
The chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism which results in hyperglycemia and glycosuria is? diabetes mellitus
Which gland is sometimes referred to as the "master gland?" pituitary
Which gland is especially important in the development of the immune system? thymus
The sum of all physical and chemical changes taking place in the body is called? metabolism
Which gland and hormone stimulate the deposition of calcium into bone? parathyroid and parathyroid hormone
The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys
The diagnostic term for a condition of painful muscle cramps resulting from a low amount of calcium in the blood is? tetany
Which gland secretes testosterone? Testes
aden/o gland
Which gland and hormone decrease the level of glucose in the blood? pancreas and glucagon
"excessive activity of the thyroid" hyperthyroidism
"excessive calcium in the blood" hypercalcemia
Thyroid function tests are blood tests used to measure the levels of T3, T4, and TSH
what is hyperkalemia excess potassium in the blood
The hormone that assists the body to deal with stress and emergency conditions is? epinephrine
The hormone that regulates fluid volume and electrolytes is? aldosterone
What is a Goiter Enlargement of the thyroid gland
crin/o secrete
Thymectomy is? surgical removal of the thymus gland
The disease characterized by hypersecretion by the adrenal cortex is? Cushing's syndrome
The term that means "low level of sugar in the blood" hypoglycemia
Created by: Seanmorrone