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abbrev & teminology

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DI   diabetes insipidus  
DM   diabetes mellitus  
DR   diabetic retinopathy  
FBS   fasting blood sugar  
GD   grave's disease  
HG   hypoglycemia  
FA   fructosamine test  
ACTH   adrenocorticotropic hormone  
FSH   follicle-stimulating hormone  
GH   growth hormone  
ICSH   intersitial cell-stimulating hormone  
LTH   lactogenic hormone  
MSH   melenocyte-stimulating hormone  
TSH   thyroid-stimulating hormone  
PCC   pheochromocytoma  
endocrinopathy   any disease caused by a disorder of the endocine system  
hypercrinism   a condition due to excessive secretion of any gland, especially the endocrine gland  
oxytocin   stimulates uterine contractions during childbirth  
acrcomegaly   abnormal enlargement of the extremities (hands/feet) that is caused by excessive secretion  
hyperpituitarism   pathology resulting in the excessive secretion by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland  
pituitarism   any disorder of pituitary function  
prolactinoma   a benign tumor of the pituitary gland that causes it to produce too much prolactin  
pinealoma   a tumor of the pineal gland that can disrupt the production of melatonin  
pinealectomy   the surgical removal of the pineal gland  
thyromegaly   enlargement of the thyroid gland  
lobectomy   the surgical removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland  
hypercalcemia   abnormally high concentrations of calcium circulatory in the blood insread of being stored in the bones  
insulinoma   benign tumor of the pancreas that causes hypoglycemia by secreting additional insulin  
pancreatalgia   pain in the pancreas  
polydipsia   excressive thirst  
hyperinsulinism   excressive secretion of insulin in the blood stream  
polyuria   excessive urination  
hyperglycemia   abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood  
polyphagia   excessive hunger  


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