Ch 18 Comb. forms

  1. adenectomy
    removal of a gland
  2. adrenopathy
    disease of adrenal glands
  3. adrenalectomy
    removal of an adrenal gland
  4. gonadotropin
    hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland and acts on the gonads (ovaries and testes)
  5. hypogonadism
    condition of decreased function of the gonads, with decreased growth and sexual development
  6. pancreatectomy
    removal of the pancreas
  7. parathyroidectomy
    removal of the parathyroid glands
  8. hypopituitarism
    condition resulting from decreased secretion by the pituitary gland.
  9. thyroidtropic hormone
    Hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that acts on the thyroid gland (TSH or thyroid-stimulating hormone)
  10. thyroiditis
    inflammation of the thyroid gland
  11. androgen
    hormone producing or stimulating male characteristics (e.g., testosterone)
  12. hypercalcemia
    increased calcium in the blood
  13. hypercalciuria
    high levels of calcium in the urine
  14. hypocalcemia
    decreased calcium in the blood
  15. corticosteroid
    any of the hormones produced by the adrenal cortex
  16. endocrinologist
    specialist in diagnosis and treatment of endocrine gland disorders.
  17. polydipsia
    condition of excessive thirst
  18. estrogenic
    pertaining to having properties similar to estrogen (producing estrogen-like effects)
  19. glucagon
    hormone from the pancreas that causes sugar to be released into the bloodstream when blood sugar levels are low.
  20. hyperglycemia
    blood condition of increased sugar
  21. glycemic
    pertains to sugar in the blood
  22. glycogen
    an animal starch; produced from sugar by the liver
  23. homeostasis
    state of equilibrium (constancy) of the body's internal environment
  24. hormonal
    pertaining to hormones
  25. hypokalemia
    low levels of potassium in the blood
  26. prolactin
    hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary that promotes the growth of breast tissue and stimulates milk production.
  27. myxedema
    condition of mucus-like swelling of the face and soft tissues; due to hyposecretion of the thyroid gland in adults.
  28. hyponatremia
    blood condition of deficiency of sodium
  29. hypophysectomy
    removal of the pituitary gland
  30. somatotropin
    hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland; stimulates growth of bones and tissues (growth hormone)
  31. steroid
    an organic (containing carbon) compound with a ring structure; bile acids, vitamin D, certain hormones
  32. oxytocin
    hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland ; stimulates childbirth
  33. thyrotoxicosis
    condition of increased secretion from the thyroid gland with symptoms such as sweating, rapid pulse, tremors, and exophthalmos
  34. antidiuretic hormone
    secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland; causes water to be retained in the body.
  35. glucagon
    hormone from the pancreas that "assembles" sugar from starch and increases blood sugar when it is low.
  36. hypoglycemia
    low levels of sugar in the blood
  37. epinephrine
    hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla; raises blood pressure
  38. adrenocorticotropin
    hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland; stimulates the adrenal cortex to release its hormones.
  39. glycosuria
    condition of sugar in the urine.
  40. euthyroid
    normal thyroid function
  41. hyperkalemia
    high levels of potassium in blood
  42. hypoinsulinism
    low levels of insulin
  43. oxytocin
    hormone from the neurohypophysis that stimulates childbirth
  44. panhypopituitarism
    condition of deficient secretion of all hormones from the pituitary gland.
  45. tetraiodothyronine
    thyroid gland hormone containing 4 atoms of iodine; thyroxine
  46. triiodothyronine
    thyroid gland hormone containing 3 atoms of iodine.
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Ch 18 Comb. forms
Ch 18 Comb. forms