A substance that can induce the termination of a pregnancy.
The extreme reduction in the number of leukocytes or white blood cells in the blood.
Biological processes which primarily build up large compounds from smaller chemicals.
A drug or other chemical that is similar in structure or constituents to another but differs in effects.
An accumulation of fat on the back of the neck caused by high doses of glucocorticoids or Cushing's syndrome.
Biological processes which primarily break down large storage and other chemicals, often releasing energy in the process.
Originating from within the body.
Red blood cells.
A thyroid gland that is functioning within normal limits; not hypo- or hyperthyroid.
A pancreatic hormone that causes the breakdown of glycogen and elevates serum glucose levels.
The formation of glycogen, a glucose storing compound, from fatty acids and proteins rather than carbohydrates.
An enlarged thyroid gland. The gland may be hypo-, hyper- or euthyroid.
Hypertensive crises: A sudden, severe, life-threatening increase in blood pressure.
Too little glucose in the blood.
A lack of secretion of sex hormones form the testis or ovaries.
A rounded, puffy face caused by high doses of corticosteroids.
The most severe form of hypothyroidism, may lead to coma or death.
After a meal.
Either mimicking or stimulating the sympathetic nervous system.
Inflammation of a vein often accompanied by a blood clot.
A crises of uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, characterized by high fever, rapid pulse, respiratory distress, apprehension, restlessness, and irritability; can lead to delirium, coma, or fatal heart failure.
A sudden, severe, life-threatening increase in blood pressure.
An inflammatory condition of the large intestine.
To disperse a liquid into another liquid.
Enteric nervous system
A semiautonomous system of nerves located within the digestive system; while a separate system from the CNS and ANS, it can still receive modifying input from these systems. Two plexuses primarily constitute this system. the submucosal nerve plexus and the myenteric nerve plexus.
Inflammation of the esophagus.
Abnormal production and secretion of milk from the beasts or any white discharge from the nipple.
Hormones secreted in the mucosa of the stomach that stimulate hydrochloric acid secretion.
An abnormal enlargement of one or two breasts in men.
Pertaining to an abnormal transformation of adult, fully differentiated tissue of one kind into a differentiated tissue of another kind; often cancerous or precancerous.
A plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers and postganglionic autonomic cell bodies lying within the musculature of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines; it communicates with the enteric plexus.
A group of bioactive, hormone-like chemicals derived from fatty acids that have a wide variety of biological effects including roles in inflammation, platelet aggregation, vascular smooth muscle dilation and constriction, cell growth, protection of from acid in the stomach, and many more.
Can affect the mind, emotions, and behavior; pertaining to drugs used in the treatment of mental illness.
A narrowing or stenosis of a tube, duct, or hollow structure, usually consisting of a contracture or deposition of abnormal tissue.
Torsade de pointes
A specific type of ventricular tachycardia characterized by rapid irregular QRS complexes. It may end spontaneously or degenerate into ventricular fibrillation. It causes significant blood flow compromise and often causes death.
A severe complication of several conditions that involves a large dilation of the colon wit possible local bacterial overgrowth. Rupture of the colon is a possibility and has a 50% mortality. Emergency treatment for this condition is necessary and can prevent sepsis, shock, and possibly death.
Pertaining to the inner ear apparati in control of body balance.