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steroids
complex stubstances derived from cholesterol
catecholamines
complex substances derived from an amino acid
adenohypophysis
anteiror lobe of the pituitary gland
tetany
contious contractions of muscles assocaited with low levels of parathyroid hormone
exophthalmos
eyeballs that bulge outward; associated with yperthyroidism
mineralocorticoids
steroid hormones from the adrenal cortex that influence salt metabolism
homeostasis
state of equilibrium in body
sympathomimetic
substance that mimics actin of sympathetic nevers; epinephrine and adrenaline
glucocorticoids
steroid hormones from adrenal cortex; influence sugar metabolism in body
epinephrine
catecholamine hormones from adrenal medulla; adrenaline
glycogen
animal starch; storage form of glucose
androgen
male homrone; testosterone is example
corticosteroid
hormone secreted by adrenal cortex; cortisol is example
oxytocin
hormone from post. lobe of pit.; stimulates contractions of utuers during laber
tetraiodothyronine
major hormone from teh thyroid gland; thyroxine
adreanl virilism
abnormal secretion of androgen from adrenal cortex prudces masculine characteristics in a female
thyroid carcinoma
cancerous tumor of thyroid gland
hirsutism
excessive hair on body (excessive secretion of androgens)
acromegaly
englargement of extremitites
estradiol
female hormone; an estrogen