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Endocrine System

TermDefinition
Acromegaly a disorder that is caused by chronic overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland
Adenocarcinoma a malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium
Adenoma a benign tumor of a glandular structure or of glandular origin
ADH Antidiuretic Hormone
Adrenalitis inflammation of the adrenal glands
Aldosteronism a condition that is characterized by excessive secretion of aldosterone and typically by loss of body potassium, muscular weakness, and elevated blood pressure
cal/o root word for calcium
Calcitonin a polypeptide hormone especially from the thyroid gland that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma
Cortiso a glucocorticoid C21H30O5 produced by the adrenal cortex upon stimulation by ACTH that mediates various metabolic processes (as gluconeogenesis), has anti-inflammatory and immunosupressive properties, and whose levels in the blood may become elevated in r
Created by: jocornell