enlargement of the extremities caused by excessive growth hormone
a softening of a gland
any disease of the adrenal gland
a congenital deficiency in secretion of the thyroid hormones
a hormone produced by the adrenal medulla, used as a vasoconstrictor, cardiac stimulant, to relaxbonchospasm, and to relieve allergic symptoms
condition of being abnormally small
hormone produced by pituitary gland that stimulates uterine contraction durring child birth and stimulates the release of milk during nursing
condition of masculinity developed in a woman
hormone produced by the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland; also called antidiuretic hormone
hormone produced by the testes; male sex hromone imoortant inthe development of secondary characteristics and masculinization
"Master gland" of the body?
Pituitary (hypophysis) gland
What gland has a role in metabolism and regulates the bodys metabolic processes?
What is essential for maintenance of a normal level of blood sugar?
The pancreas (the islets of Langerhans)
The principle mineralocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex?
Main function of what, is to to assist in the regualtion of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system? (Acts as a vasoconstrictor, vasopressor, cariac stimulant, anti spasmodic, and sympathomimetic)
A ductless gland that produces and internal secretion?
external secreton of a gland
A chemical transmitter that is released in small amounts and transported via the bloodstream to a target organ or other cells?