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a- , an-

no, not, without

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aut- , auto-

self, own

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dia-

through, complete

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end- , endo-

within

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epi-

above, upon

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ex- , exo-

out, outside of, outward

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hyper-

excessive, above, more than normal

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hypo-

deficient, below, under, less than normal

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in-

into, in

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rule of plurals...

terms ending in -is form their plural by dropping the -is and adding -es.

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UNDERSTANDING HYPERTHYROIDISM

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).

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peri-

surrounding, around

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pro-

before, forward

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re-

back, backward, again

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retro-

behind

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sub-

below, under

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trans-

across, through