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2012-06-10 13:30:34

EMT-B chpt17
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  1. Acidosis
    A pathologic condition that results from the accumulation of acids in the body.
  2. Diabetic Mellitus
    A metabolic disorder in which the ability to metabolize carbohydrates (sugars) is impaired, usually because of a lack of insulin.
  3. Endocrine Glands
    Glands that secrete or release chemicals that are used inside the body.
  4. Glucose
    One of the basic sugars; it is the primary fuel, in conjunction with oxygen, for cellular metabolism.
  5. Aplastic Crisis
    A condition in which the body stops producing red blood cells; typically caused by infection.
  6. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
    A form of hyperglycemia in uncontrolled diabetes in which certain acids accumulate when insulin is not available.
  7. Endocrine System
    The complex message and control system that integrates many body functions, including the release of hormones.
  8. Hematology
    The study and prevention of blood-related disorders.
  9. Hemolytic Crisis
    A rapid destruction of red blood cells that occurs faster than the body's ability to create new cells.
  10. Hormones
    Substances formed in specialized organs or glands and carried to another organ or group of cells in the same organism. Hormones regulate many body functions, including metabolism, growth, and body temperature.
  11. Hyperglycemic Crisis
    A state of unconsciousness resulting from several problems, including ketoacidosis, dehydration because of excessive urination, and hyperglycemia
  12. Hypoglycemic Crisis
    Severe hypoglycemia resulting in changes in mental status.
  13. Hemophilia
    A congenital abnormality in which the body is unable to produce clots, which results in uncontrollable bleeding.
  14. Hyperglycemia
    An abnormally high glucose level in the blood.
  15. Hypoglycemia
    A condition characterized by a low blood glucose level.