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Ch 07 S Terms

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
adenalgia pain in a gland
adrenal virilism development of male secondary sexual characteristics by excessive secretion of the adrenal gland
adrenarche beginning of adrenal secretion (at puberty)
hirsutism excessive growth of facial and body hair on a woman
amenorrhea lack of menstrual flow
gynecomastia development of breast tissue in males
hypergonadism excessive secretion of the sex glands
hypogonadism undersecretion of the sex glands
menarche beginning or first menstruation
thelarche beginning of breast development
hypoglycemic pertaining to low blood sugar
pancreatalgia pain in the pancreas
polydipsia excessive thirst
polyphagia excessive eating
polyuria excessive urination
acromegaly abnormal enlargement of the extremities
galactorrhea discharge of milk
pituitary dwarfism abnormally short height caused by under-secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
pituitary gigantism abnormally short height caused by over-secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
exopthalmos protrusion of the eyes out of the eye socket
goiter swollen thyroid gland
myxedema swelling of the skin caused by deposits under the skin
thyrocele another name for goiter
thyromegaly enlargement of the thyroid
thyroptosis downward displacement (drooping) of the thyroid
Created by: DarrinWan