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chapter 26 CPT

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Isthmus
Connection of two regions or structures.
Isthmus, thyroid
Tissue connection between right and left thyroid lobes.
Isthmusectomy
surgical removal of the isthmus
Contralateral
affecting the opposite side
Thyroidectomy
surgical removal of the thyroid
Thyroglossal duct
develops in the embryo stage after the formation of the thyroid gland
Thymectomy
surgical removal of the thymus
Adrenal
glands located on the top of the kidneys that produce steroid hormones
Thyroid
part of the endocrine system, a gland that produces hormones that regulate metabolism
Thymus
produces hormones important to the immune response
Parathyroid
produces a hormone to mobilize calcium from the bones to the blood.
Cranium
that part of the skeleton that encloses the brain
skull
entire skeletal framework of the head
stereotaxis
a method of identifying a specific area or point in the brain
laminectomy
surgical excision of the lamina
somatic nerve
sensory or motor nerve
sympathetic nerve
part of the peripheral nervous system that controls automatic body function; activated under stress
peripheral nerve
twelve parts of cranial nerves, 31 pairs of spinal nerves, and autonomic nervous system; connects peripheral receptors to the brain and spinal cord
shunt
divert of make an artificial passage
central nervous system
brain and spinal cord