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A&P CH11 word parts

A&P CH11 Endocrine System

-crin (to secrete) endocrine: pertaining to internal secretions
diuret- (to pass urine) diuretic: substance that promotes urine production
endo- (without) endocrine gland: gland that releases its secretion internally into a body fluid
exo- (outside) exocrine gland: gland that releases its secretion to the outside through a duct
hyper- (above) hyperthyroidism: condition resulting from an above-normal secretion of thyroid hormone
hypo- (below) hypothyroidism: condition resulting from a below-normal secretion of thyroid hormone
para- (beside) parathyroid glands: set of glands located on the surface of the thyroid gland
toc- (birth) oxytocin: hormone that stimulates the uterine muscles to contract during childbirth
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