Endocrine System

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Author:
elinor
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201331
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Endocrine System
Updated:
2013-02-17 22:33:22
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Therapeutic Procedures
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Therapeutic Procedures
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  1. chemical thyroidectomy
    • chem/o = drug
    • -al = pertaining to
    • thyroid/o = thyroid gland
    • -ectomy = surgical removal

    Large dose of radioactive iodine is given in order to kill thyroid gland cells without having to actually do surgery.
  2. glucometer
    • gluc/o = glucose
    • -meter = instrument to measure

    Device designed for a diabetic to use at home to measure the level of glucose in the bloodstream.
  3. hormone replacement therapy
    Artificial repalcement of hormones in patients with hyposecretiondisorders.  May be oral pills, injections, or adhesive skin patches.
  4. adrenalectomy
    • adrenal/o = adrenal gland 
    • -ectomy = surgical removal

    Surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands.
  5. laparoscopic adrenalectomy
    • larpa/o = abdomen
    • -scopy = procedure to visually examine
    • -ic = pertaining to
    • adren/o = adrenal gland
    • -ectomy = surgical removal

    Removal of the adrenal gland through a small incision in the abdomen and using endoscopic instruments.
  6. lobectomy
    • lob/o = lobe
    • -ectomy = surgical removal


    Removal of a love from an organ.  In this case, one lobe of the thyroid gland.
  7. parathyroidectomy
    • parathyroid/o = parathyroid gland
    • -ectomy = surgical removal

    Surgical removal of one or more of the parathyroid glands.
  8. pinealectomy
    • pineal/o = pineal gland
    • -ectomy = surgical removal

    Surgical removal of the pineal gland .
  9. thymectomy
    • thym/o = thymus gland
    • -ectomy = surgical removal

    Surgical removal of the thymus gland.
  10. thyroidectomy
    • thyroid/o = thyroid gland
    • -ectomy = surgical removal

    Surgical removal of the thyroid gland.

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