Endocrine System: Symptomatic Terms

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  1. exophthalmos/exophthalmus
    protrustion of one or both eyeballs, often because of thyroid dysfunction or a tumor behind the eyeball
  2. glucosuria/glycosuria
    glucose (sugar) in the urine
  3. hirsutism
    shaggy; an excessive growth of hair especially in unusual places
  4. hypercalcemia
    an abnormally high level of calcium in the blood
  5. hypocalcemia
    an abnormally low level of calcium in the blood
  6. hyperglycemia
    high blood sugar
  7. hypoglycemia
    low blood sugar
  8. hyperkalemia
    an abnormally high level of potassium in the blood
  9. hypokalemia
    deficient level of potassium in the blood
  10. hypernatremia
    excessive level of sodium ions in the blood
  11. hyponatermia
    low level of sodium ions in the blood
  12. hypersecretion
    abnormally increased secretion
  13. hyposecretion
    decreased secretion
  14. ketosis/ketoacidosis/diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
    presence of an abnormal amount of ketone bodies in the blood and urine indicating an abnormal utilization of carbohydrates as seen in uncontrolled diabetes and starvation
  15. metabolism
    all chemical processes in the body that result in growth, generation of energy, elimination of waste, and other body functions
  16. polydipsia
    excessive thirst
  17. polyuria
    excessive urination
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Endocrine System: Symptomatic Terms
2011-07-07 00:15:52
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