Endocrine System

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MyMichele25
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Endocrine System
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2011-10-12 21:54:23
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Combining Form Suffix Prefix
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Combining Forms, Suffixes, and Prefixes for the Endocrine System
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  1. adren/o
    • adrenal glands
    • adren/o/megaly - enlargement of adrenal glands
  2. adrenal/o
    • adrenal glands
    • adrenal/ectomy - excision of (one or both) adrenal glands
  3. calc/o
    • calcium
    • hyper/calc/emia - excessive calcium in the blood
  4. crin/o
    • secrete
    • endo/crin/o/logy - study of endocrine glands (and their functions)
  5. gluc/o
    • sugar, sweetness
    • gluc/o/genesis - forming or producing glucose
  6. glyc/o
    • sugar, sweetness
    • hypo/glyc/emia - abnormally low level of glucose in the blood
  7. glycos/o
    • sugar, sweetness
    • glycos/uria - abnormal amount of glucose, in the urine
  8. home/o
    • same, alike
    • home/o/stasis - state of equilibrium in the internal environment of the body
  9. kal/i
    • potassium (an electrolyte)
    • kal/emia - potassium in the blood
  10. pancreat/o
    • pancreas
    • pancreat/o/tomy - incision of the pancreas
  11. parathyroid/o
    • parathyroid glands
    • parathyroid/ectomy - excision of (one or more of the) parathyroid glands
  12. thym/o
    • thymus gland
    • thym/oma - tumor of the thymus gland
  13. thyr/o
    • thyroid gland
    • thyr/o/megaly - enlargement of the thyroid gland
  14. thyroid/o
    • thyroid gland
    • hyper/thyroid/ism - condition of excessive thyroid gland (function)
  15. toxic/o
    • poison
    • toxic/o/logist - specialist in the study of poisons
  16. -crine
    • secrete
    • endo/crine - secrete internally or within
  17. -dipsia
    • thirst
    • poly/dipsia - excessive thirst
  18. -gen
    • forming, producing, origin
    • andr/o/gen - any steriod hormone that increases masculinization
  19. -toxic
    • poison
    • thyr/o/toxic - pertaining to toxic activity of the thyroid gland
  20. -uria
    • urine
    • glycos/uria - glucose in the urine
  21. eu-
    • good, normal
    • eu/thyr/oid - resembling a normal thyroid gland
  22. exo-
    • outside, outward
    • exo/crine - secrete outwardly
  23. hyper-
    • excessive, above normal
    • hyper/glyc/emia - excessive glucose in the blood
  24. hypo-
    • under, below
    • hypo/insulin/ism - condition of deficiency of insulin
  25. poly-
    • many, much
    • poly/uria - excessive urination

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