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Endocrinology Vocab

Chapter 22 of Textbook 11/05/2019

Endocrine Glands Glands that secrete and release hormones directly into the bloodstream; also know as ductless glands
Exocrine Glands Glands the secrete substances through ducts, such as sweat glands
Gluconeogenesis Conversion of noncarbohydrate sources stored in the liver into glucose
Hormones Chemical messengers secreted by the endocrine glands
Hypothalamus Very small structure in the midbrain, below the thalamus, that controls many body functions and endocrine processes
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
ADH Antidiuretic Hormone
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
FSH Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
GHB A1c Glycohemoglobin/ Glycosylated Hemoglobin
GH Growth Hormone
IDDM (type 1) Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
LH Luteiniziing Hormone
MSH Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone
NIDDM (type 2) Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
PTH Parathyroid Hormone
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Thyroxine
TSH Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone
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