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Vocab Chapter 9

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thyro-   thyroid; shield  
-osis   condition of  
-pexy   fixation  
-ectomy   excision  
-physis   growth  
insul-   insulin  
aden   gland  
T3   triiodothyronine  
T4   thyroxine  
DM   diabetes mellitus  
tumor of a gland   adenoma  
enlargement of the extremeties caused by excessive growth hormone   acromegaly  
softening of a gland   adenomalacia  
any disease of the adrenal gland   adrenopathy  
congenital deficiency in the secreation of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4   cretinism  
hormone produced by the adrenal medulla; adrenaline   epinephrine  
condition of being abnormally small   dwarfism  
hormone porduced by the pituitary gland that stimulates uterine contraction   oxytocin  
condition of masculinity developed in a woman   virilism  
hormone produced by hypothalamus stored in posterior lob of the pituitary gland   vasopressin  
hormone produced by the testes   testosterone  
the master gland of the body   pituitary gland  
gland that has a role in metabolism and regulates the body's metabolic processes   thyroid  
essential for maintenance of a normal level of blood sugar   Pancreas; beta cells produce insulin  
the principle mineralocorticoid secreated by the adrenal cortex is   aldosterone  
epinephrine does?   assists in regulation of the sympathetic branch of the nervous system  
glands with ducts   exocrine  
glands with out ducts   endocrine  
what is a hormone?   chemical substance produced by the endocrine glands  


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