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Med Term - Lesson 12

Endocrine System

Prefix, Word Root, SuffixDefinition
adrenal adrenal gland
crin to secrete
dips thirst
glyc glucose (sugar)
thym thymus gland
thyroid thyroid gland
-ism state of
Addison disease chronic syndrome resulting from a deficiency in the hormonal secretion of the adrenal cortex
diabetes mellitus chronic disease involving a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism caused by under-activity of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas & resulting in insufficient production of insulin
diabetes mellitus abbreviation DM
fasting blood sugar a blood test to determine the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood after fasting for 8-10 hours
fasting blood sugar abbreviation FBS
goiter enlargement of the thyroid gland
Graves disease a disorder of the thyroid gland characterized by the presence of hyperthyroidism, goiter & exophthalmos (protrusion of the eyes)
Created by: srussel