Med Terms in the Endocrine System

  1. Endocrinologist
    Physician specializing in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system
  2. Euthyroid
    Normal thyroid gland activity
  3. Glandular
    Pertaining to a gland
  4. Hyperkalemia
    Excessive amounts of potassium in the blood
  5. Hyperthyroidism
    excessive secretion of thyroid hormone
  6. Hypothyroidism
    Deficient secretion of the thyroid hormone
  7. Insulin
    Hormone secreted by the beta cells in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas, regulates enery and glucose metabolism. Also used in management of diabetes
  8. Parathyroid
    Gland located behind the thyroid gland.
  9. Thymitis
    Inflammation of the thymus gland
  10. Thyroiditis
    Inflammation of the thyroid gland
  11. Thyrotoxicosis
    Condition caused by excess thyroid hormone, often due to hyperactivity of the thyroid gland
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Med Terms in the Endocrine System
Chapter 2 Med Terms in the Endocrine System