Regulates the rate of metabolism. (Rate of secretion is controlled by the thyroid-stimulating hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland)
Occurs when the adrenal glands don't produce enough of the hormones cortisol or aldosterone.
Stimulates the maturation of lymphocytes into T-cells of the immune system.
Chemically related to the male sex hormone testosterone. Used by athletes illegally to increase strength and muscle.
Secreted by the testicles, stimulates the development of male secondary sex characteristics.
Characterized by abnormally high concentrations of calcium circulating in the blood instead of being stored in the bones.
Group of metabolic disorders characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both.
Mineral substances, such as sodium & potassium, that are normally found in the blood.
The hormone released during the second half of the menstrual cycle by the corpus luteum in the ovary.
Stimulates the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress or other stimuli
Important in the development and maintenance of the female secondary sex characteristics and in regulation of the menstrual cycle.
Hormone secreted by the ALPH cells of the pancreatic islets in response to low blood sugar levels
Condition of excessive mammary development in the male
Inflammation of the pancreas
Stimulates uterine contractions during childbirth. After birth it stimulates flow of milk in the mammary glands
Imbalance of metabolism caused by the over production of thyroid hormones.
Condition of excessive secretion of hormones by the sex glands
Abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood
Inflammation of the prostate gland
AKA: Pap smear
Exfoliative biopsy for the detection of conditions that can be early indicatiors of cervical cancer
Abnormal absence of menstrual periods for 3 or more months
Pain caused by uterine cramps during a menstraul period
Caused by bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis, Most common reported STD in the US. Highly contagious & requires early treatment w/ antibiotics
Radiographic examination of the breasts to detect the presence of tumors or precancerous cells
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Abnormal enlargement of the prostate gland that occurs most often in men over 50. Difficult urnination
Surgical removal of the uterus
Inflammation of the cervix that is usually caused by an infection
Highly contagious condition caused by the bacterium Neisseria Gonorrhoeae. In men affects urethra by causing painful urination and abnormal discharge. In women affects the cervix, uterus & fallopian tubes. Can affect mouth, throat, and anus of both male & female
Factor in the patient's condition that makes the use of medication or specific treatment dangerous or ill advised
The puncture of a vein for the purpose of drawing blood
Examination of urine to determine the presence of abnormal elements
instrument used to visuallly examine the external ear canal tympanic membrane
Examination technique in which the examiner's hands are used to feel the texture, size, consistency, & location of certain body parts
AKA: horizontal recumbent position
Patient is lying on the back face up. Position used for examination & treatment of the anterior surface of the body
Instrument used to listen to sounds w/in the body
Instument used to enlarge the opening of any canal or cavity to facilitate inspection of its interior
Presence of an abnormal amount of protein in the urine
Inactive substance, such as a sugar pill or liquid, that is administered only for only for its suggestive effects
Abnormal enlargement of the extremities that is caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone after puberty
Abnormality of electrolyte balbance caused by the excessive secretion of aldosterone
AKA: prolactin-producing adenoma
Benign tumor of the pituitary gland that causes it to produce too much prolactin
Surgical removal of the thymus gland
Imbalance of metabolism caused by the overproduction of thyroid hormones
A woman who has borne one viable child
A woman during her first pregnancy
AKA: Pregnancy induced hypertension or toxemia
Complication of pregnancy characterized by hypertension, edema, & proteinuria
Infection caused by the protozoan parasite trichomonas Vaginalis
Women: thin frothy yellow-green foul smelling vaginal discharge
Men: don't usually have symptoms but when they do occur, includs painful urination or clear discharge from penis
AKA: Vasectomy Reversal
Procedure perfomed as an attempt to restore fertility to a vasectomized male