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Space below the chest that contains organs such as stomach, liver, intestines and gallbladder; lies between the diaphragm and the pelvis
Abdomen
Name of cavity located between diaphragm and the pelvis
abdominal cavity
Pertaining to being away from the norm; irregular
abnormal
Sharp, sudden, and intense for a short period of time
acute
The removal of a gland
Adenectomy
Inflammation of a gland
adenitis
Pertaining to abdomen
Abdominal
Removal of the adenoids
Adenectomy
Secretes hormones such as epinephrine and norepinephrine
Adrenal Medulla
Enlargement of extremities as a result of thickening of the bones and soft tissues; it is caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland (after completion of puberty)
Acromegaly
Hormone secreted by the adrenal glands; released in response to stress such as from fear or physical injury
Epinephrine aka Adrenaline
Benign tumor of the glandular cells
Adenoma
Outermost part of the adrenal gland
Adrenal cortex
Suppression or deficiency of the immune response caused by exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Cancerous tumor derived from the glandular cells
Adenocarcinoma