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Acquiring Medical Language

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adenitis   inflammation of a gland  
adenocarcinoma   cancerous tumor of a gland  
adenoma   glandular tumor  
adenopathy   gland disease  
adenosis   gland condition  
dysmetabolic syndrome   combination of medical disorders associated with faulty metabloism  
ketosis   condition characterized by elevated levels of ketone bodies in the blood  
polyadenopathy   disease involving many glands  
thymoma   tumor of the thymus  
adrenal adenoma   tumor of the adrenal gland  
adrenal insufficiency   condition in which the adrenal glands under produce necessary hormones  
adrenalitis   inflammation of the adrenal glands  
adrenocortical carcinoma   cancerous tumor originating in the cortex of the adrenal gland  
adrenocortical insufficiency   condition in which the adrenal cortex under produces necessary hormones  
adrenocorticohyperplasia   over-development of the cortex of the adrenal gland  
congenital adrenal hyperplasia   genetic disease in which the adrenal gland is overdeveloped, resulting in a deficiency of certain hormones and overproduction of others  
diabetes mellitus   metabolic disease characterized by excessive urination and hyperglycemia  
diabetic ketoacidosis   acidity of the blood caused by the presence of ketone bodies produced when the body is unable to burn sugar; thus, it must burn fat for energy  
insulinoma   tumor that secretes insulin (found in the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas)  
pancreatic pseudocyst   abnormally expanded area in the pancreas resembling a cyst  
pancreatitis   inflammation of the pancreas  
pancreatolith   stone in the pancreas  
pancreatolithiasis   presence of a stone in the pancreas  
hyperpituitarism   over-functioning of the pituitary gland  
hypophysitis   inflammation of the pituitary gland  
hypopituitarism   condition caused by the under secretion of the pituitary gland  
panhypopituitarism   defective or absent function of the entire pituitary gland  
pituitary adenoma   tumor on the pituitary gland  
pituitary infarcation   death of the pituitary gland  
hyperparathyroidism   overproduction by the parathyroid glands  
hyperthyroidism   overproduction of the thyroid  
hypoparathyroidism   underproduction by the parathyroid glands  
hypothyroidism   underproduction bythe thyroid  
parathyroidoma   tumor of the parathyroid  
thyroiditis   inflammation of the thyroid  
thyrotoxicosis   condition caused by the exposure of body tissue to excessive levels of thyroid hormone  


   






 
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