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Endocrine System

Combining Forms

adren/o adren/o/megaly -megaly: enlargement adrenal/o adrenal/ectomy -ectomy: incision / removal adrenal glands enlargement of an adrenal glands -megaly (enlargement) excision of (one or both) adrenal glands -ectomy (excision, removal)
calc/o hyper/calc/emia hyper- excessive, above normal -emia blood condition calcium excessive calcium in the blood
crin/o endo/crin/o/logy endo- in, within -logy study of secrete study of endocrine glands (and their functions)
gluc/o gluc/o/genesis -genesis forming, producing, orgin glyc/o hypo/glyc/emia sugar, weakness forming or producing glucose abnormally low level of glucose in the blood abnormal amount of glucose in the urine
home/o home/o/stasis -stasis: standing still same, alike state of equilibrium in the internal environment of the body
kal/I kal/emia -emia: blood condition potassium (an electrolyte) potassium in the blood
pancreat/o pancreat/o/tomy -tomy: incision pancreas incision in the pancreas
thym/o thym/oma -oma: condition thymus gland tumor in the thymus gland
thyr/o thyr/o/megaly -megaly: enlargement thyroid/o hyper/throid/ism thyroid gland enlargement of the thyroid gland condition of excessive thyroid gland (function)
toxic/o toxic/o/logist -logist: specialist in the study of poison specialist in the study of poisons
Created by: RhondaR