Flashcards › Mod F Unit 4 Chapter 10

Ductless glands that secrete hormones and other secretions into the blood or lymph for circulation throughout the body. Endocrine Glands Glands that secrete to the epithelial tissue. Exocrine Glands Body in balance. Homeostasis Internal secretion by a gland or an organ that moves through the blood to another part of the body to regulate a body function. Hormone Organ containing receptors that cause it to react to certain hormones. Target Organ Lack of appetite. Anorexia Specialist who treats diseases resulting from dysfunction of the endocrine system. Endocrinologist Excessive secretion of a substance. Hypersecretion Inadequate secretion of sudstance. Hyposecretion Protrusion of the eyeballs from the orbits. Exopthalmia Enlargement of the thyroid gland not caused by a tumor. Goiter Abnormal hairiness; especially in women. Hirsutism Increase of calcium in the blood. Hypercalcemia Increase of glucose in the blood. Hyperglycemia Increase of potassium in the blood. Hyperkalemia Increase of sodium in the blood. Hypernatremia Decrease of calcium in the blood. Hypocalcemia Decrease of glucose in the blood. Hypoglycemia Decrease of potassium in the blood. Hypokalemia Decrease of sodium in the blood. Hyponatremia Excessive thirst. Polydipsia Excessive Hunger. Polyphagia Excessive Urination. Polyuria Continuous muscle spasms. Tetany Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System