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WTI Med Terms Week10

Medical Terms Week 10

TermDefinition
Aneurysm localized widening (dilatation) of an artery or a vein
Angina chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle
Angioplasty a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries by temporarily inserting and inflating a tiny balloon where the artery is clogged to help widen the artery
Arrhythmia variation from the normal rhythm, especially of the heartbeat
Atherosclerosis the build up of a waxy plaque on the inside of blood vessels
Epinephrine a hormone produced by the adrenal medulla which is used as a heart stimulant or a vasoconstrictor
Estrogen female steroid hormone that is produced by the ovaries
Exocrine pertaining to the secretion of a substance out through a duct
Galactorrhea a milky nipple discharge unrelated to the normal milk production of breast-feeding
Gigantism development to abnormally large size from excessive growth of the long bones usually caused by hyperpituitarism before normal ossification is complete
Hirsutism excessive growth of hair of normal or abnormal distribution
Hormone a chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs
Thyroxine (T4) a hormone of the thyroid gland, derived from tyrosine
Vasopressin a neurohypophysial hormone found in most mammals
Virilism possession of mature masculine somatic characteristics by a girl, woman, or prepubescent male
Created by: lrhamyWTI