Flashcards in Chapter 1 - Prefixes Deck (17):
a- , an-
no, not, without
aut- , auto-
end- , endo-
ex- , exo-
out, outside of, outward
excessive, above, more than normal
deficient, below, under, less than normal
rule of plurals...
terms ending in -is form their plural by dropping the -is and adding -es.
in hyperthyroidism, a hyperactive thyroid gland secretes a greater than normal amt of thyroxine. Because thyroxine causes cells to burn fuel and release energy, signs and symptoms are increased energy level and nervousness, tachycardia (increased heart rate), weight loss, and exophthalmos (bulging eyeballs).
back, backward, again