Hinkle Ch 52 Endocrine Disorders

Hinkle Ch 52 Endocrine Disorders - Term Definition...

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Term: acromegaly: Definition: progressive enlargement of peripheral body parts resulting from excessive secretion of growth hormone Term: addisonian crisis: Definition: acute adrenocortical insufficiency; characterized by hypotension, cyanosis, fever, nausea/vomiting, and classic signs of shock Term: Addison’s disease: Definition: chronic adrenocortical insufficiency due to inadequate adrenal cortex function Term: adrenalectomy: Definition: surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands Term: adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH): Definition: hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary, essential for growth and development
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Term: adrenogenital syndrome: Definition: masculinization in women, feminization in men, or premature sexual development in children; result of abnormal secretion of adrenocortical hormones, especially androgens Term: androgens: Definition: male sex hormones Term: basal metabolic rate: Definition: chemical reactions occurring when the body is at rest Term: calcitonin: Definition: hormone secreted by the thyroid gland; participates in calcium regulation
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