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lymphatic/endocrine

vocabulary for the endocrine and lymphatic with immune systems

TermDefinition
Lymphocytopenia Decrease of lymph fluid
Lymphocytosis Increase of lymph fluid
Lymphadenitis Inflammation of the lymph nodes
Splenomegaly Enlargement of the spleen
Splenectomy Excision of the spleen
Thymoma Tumor of the thymus gland
Thymectomy Excision of the thymus gland
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) A disease that affects the immune system due to a decrease of t-cells in the body and patient can acquire multiple infections like skin cancer
Allergy Reaction that occurs when a person is exposed to a sensitive allergen
Lymphoma Malignant tumor of the lymph nodes
Mononucleosis Acute,infectious disease that affects the lymph nodes
Sarcoidosis Inflammatory disease that affects the lymph nodes
T-cells Lymphocytes formed in the thymus gland
Spleen Organ near the stomach that produces, stores and eliminate blood cells
Thymus gland Organ that produces t cells ly.phocyctes and aids in the immune system
Toxin Poison
Tonsils Masses of lymph tissue
Retrovirus A virus that copies itself by using the host cells dna
Allergen A substanice capable of causing specific hypersensitivity in the body
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
Opportunistic infections Infectious diseases associated with aids
Anaphylaxis An exaggerated or unusual hypersensitivity to foreign protein or other substances
Adenectomy Excision of the gland
Adrenalectomy Excision of the adrenal glands
Pancreatectomy Excision of the pancreas
Parathyroidectomy Excision of the parathyroid glands
Thyroiditis Inflammation of the thyroid gland
Polydipsia Excessive thrist
Hyperglycemia High blood sugar
Hypokalemia Low potassium in the blood
Glycosuria Glucose in the urine
Goiter Enlargement of the thyroid glands
Hyperthyroidism Increased thyroid hormones (graves disease)
Thyroid carcinoma Cancer of thyroid gland
Pheochromocytoma Tumor of the adrenal glands
Diabetes mellitus Increased blood sugar due to low Insulin in the body
Acromegaly Enlargement of the extremities due to increase growth hormones in the body
Gigantism Excessive production of growth hormone
Dwarfism Decreased production of growth hormones
Diabetes insipidus (Not sugar related) decrease of adh in the brain and causes kidneys not to reabsorb water and salt
Antidiuretic hormone (ada) Hormones that sits on the kidney to regulate blood pressure a v balance
Hypocalcemia Low calcium in blood
Adenitis Inflammation of a glands or lymph node
Polyphagia Increased appetite
Myxedema Advanced hypothyroidism In adults
Adenoma A collection of growths of granular origins. (It can grow from any organs Influting the colon, adrenal, pituitary, thyroid etc.)