Flashcards in Chap 18, Endocrine System, Terminology, Combining Forms: Glands Deck (16)
Removal of a gland.
Removal of an adrenal gland
sex glands (ovaries and testes)
Hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland and acts on the gonads (ovaries and testes).
Here, -tropin means to act on. Gonadotropins act on (stimulate) gonads. Examples of gonadotropins are follicle-stimulating (FSH) and luteinizing (LH), secreted by the pituitary gland.
Condition of decreased function of the gonads, with decreased growth and sexual development.
Deficiency of gonadotropins can produce hypogonadism.
Removal of the pancreas.
Removal of the parathyroid glands.
pituitary gland; hypophysis
Condition resulting from decreased secretion by the pituitary gland.
Pituitary dwarfism is caused by hypopituitarism.
Secreted by the anterior pituitary gland (adenohypophysis) that acts on the thyroid gland. (TSH) thyroid stimulating hormone is a thyrotropic hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland the adenohypophysis.