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CH7-Stacey LaBranche

Medical Terminology for Healthcare - Ch7 Creative Study Assignment

TermDefinition
Steroid Hormones Hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex
Glucocorticoids Hormones that regulate carbohydrate metabolism and have anti-inflammatory effect
Mineralocorticoid Hormones that maintain salt and water balance
Androgens Hormones that influence development and maintenance of male sex characteristics
Glucagon A hormone secreted by the alpha cells of the islets of the Langerhans that regulates carbohydrate metabolism by raising blood sugar
Serotonin Hormone that constricts blood vessels and acts as a neurotransmitter
Hypophysis Pituitary Gland
Prolactin Hormone that stimulates great development and milk production during pregnancy; lactogenic hormone
Neurohypophysis Posterior lobe of the pituitary gland; posterior pituitary
Vasopressin Hormone released by the posterior pituitary that influences the absorption of water by kidney tubules; antidiuretic hormone
Thymosin Hormone that regulates immune response
Thyroxine Thyroid hormone that regulates metabolism
Hypophysectomy Removal of the pituitary gland
Oxytocin Hormone released by the posterior pituitary that influences uterine contraction
Testes Located on both sides within the scrotum in the male; secrete testosterone
Pancreas Secretes insulin and glucagon, which help regulate carbohydrate and sugar metabolism
Calcitonin Hormone that regulates calcium and phosphorus metabolism
Myxedema Advanced hypothyroidism in adults characterized by sluggishness, slow pulse, puffiness in the hands and face, and dry skin
Hypothyroidism Condition of hyposecretion of the thyroid hormone characterized by nervousness, weight loss, rapid pulse, protrusion, of the eyeball, and goiter
Goiter Enlargement of the thyroid gland caused by thyroid dysfunction, tumor, lack of iodine in the diet, or inflammation
Pancreatitis Inflammation of the pancreas
Metabolism All chemical processes in the body that result in growth, generation of energy, elimination of waste, and other body functions
Polydipsia Excessive thirst
Hypoglycemia Abnormally low level of glucose in the blood
Hypokalemia Deficient level of potassium in the blood
Hirsutism Excessive hair growth over the body, unusual places
HbAlc Glycosylated hemoglobin
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Throidectomy Removal of the thyroid
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