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aden/o

glands

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lymph/o

lymph (glands) serve an important part of the immune system

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exocrine glands

secretes out of the body (sweat, salivary glands) ex/o = out of; -crine = secrete

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endocrine glands

secrete hormones within the bloodstream (end/o = within or inside)

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pituitar/o

pituitary gland (master gland because stimulates other glands to do their job) pea sized located near the base of the brain

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adren/o, adrenal/o

adrenal glands (influences metabolism and responds to stress) paired glands, located above each kidney)

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thyr/o, thyroid/o

thyroid gland (stimulates metabolism, largest gland located in the neck below the larynx)

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parathyroid/o

parathyroid glands (helps maintain calcium levels; located next to and/or inside thyroid gland)

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cortic/o

cortex; outer layer of a body organ

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medull/o

medulla; middle or inner layer of a body organ

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acr/o

extremities

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calc/i

calcium

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dips/o

thirst

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kal/i

potassium

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natr/o

sodium