MOD F UNIT 4 VOCAB

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MOD F UNIT 4 VOCAB
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ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
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  1. thyro-
    thyroid, shield
  2. -osis
    condition of
  3. -pexy
    fixation
  4. -ectomy
    excision
  5. -physis
    growth
  6. insul-
    insulin
  7. aden
    gland
  8. T3
    Triiodothyronine
  9. T4
    Thyroxine
  10. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  11. a tumor of a gland
    adenoma
  12. enlargement of the extremities caused by excessive growth hormone
    acromegaly
  13. a softening of a gland
    adenomalacia
  14. any disease of the adrenal gland
    adrenopathy
  15. a congenital deficiency in secretion of the thyroid hormones
    cretinism
  16. a hormone produced by the adrenal medulla, used as a vasoconstrictor, cardiac stimulant, to relaxbonchospasm, and to relieve allergic symptoms
    epinephrine
  17. condition of being abnormally small
    dwarfism
  18. hormone produced by pituitary gland that stimulates uterine contraction durring child birth and stimulates the release of milk during nursing
    oxytocin
  19. condition of masculinity developed in a woman
    virilism
  20. hormone produced by the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland; also called antidiuretic hormone
    vasopressin
  21. hormone produced by the testes; male sex hromone imoortant inthe development of secondary characteristics and masculinization
    testosterone
  22. "Master gland" of the body?
    Pituitary (hypophysis) gland
  23. What gland has a role in metabolism and regulates the bodys metabolic processes?
    Thyroid gland
  24. What is essential for maintenance of a normal level of blood sugar?
    The pancreas (the islets of Langerhans)
  25. The principle mineralocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex?
    Aldosterone
  26. 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)
    epinephrine
  27. A ductless gland that produces and internal secretion?
    endocrine
  28. external secreton of a gland
    exocrine
  29. A chemical transmitter that is released in small amounts and transported via the bloodstream to a target organ or other cells?
    hormone

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