Endocrine Vocab

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Endocrine Vocab
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PNE 162 Endocrine Vocab
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  1. A condition caused by hypothyroidism in an adult. The is dry waxy swelling most notable in the face.
    Myexedema
  2. Increase in food consumption
    Polyphagia
  3. Enhanced urinary excretion of ketone bodies (a by product from burning fatty acids)
    Ketonuria
  4. Overgrowth caused by an excess of growth hormone from the pituitary during childhood.
    Gigantism
  5. Hormone that stimulates adrenal cortex to produce cortical hormones, aids in protecting body in stress situations (injury, pain)
    Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
  6. Over activity of the adrenal cortex resulting from excess production of ACTH by the pituitary.
    Cushing Disease
  7. A neoplasm of a gland.
    Adenoma

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