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endocrine pg2


dwarfism a condition of being abnormally small; may be hereditary or an endocrine dysfunction.
endocrinology the study of ductless glands, their secretions, and their function of homeostasis
epinephrine adrenaline- produced in the adrenal medulla. increases heart rate, fat metabolism for energy, and dilates the bronchial tubes
exophthalmos protrusion of eyes due to swelling in tissues; often associated with grave's disease
FBS fasting blood sugar
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone. also known as PGH
gigantism abnormal overgrowth of the entire body caused by hypersecretion of pituitary growth hormone before puberty
glucogenesis formation of glucose from glycogen
glucagon hormone secreted by the pancreas which increases the amount of glucose in the blood
glucocorticoids steroids in the adrenal cortex that influence the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins
glycogen substance in which carbohydrates are stored in the liver for future conversion into sugar
glucose the most important caebohydrate (sugar) in body metabolism
glucosuria glucose in the urine
grave's disease disorder of the thyroid-hyperthyroidism. characterized by abnormal weight loss, muscular weakness, and emotional instability
GTT glucose tolerance test
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
HDL high density lipoproteins
hirsutism a condition of abnormal hairiness, especially in females
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