Endocrine System Crossword v2

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Key terms for the endocrine system



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Endocrine System Crossword

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1. A hormone that increases glucose concentrations in the bloodstream and slows down protein synthesis.
2. Four small glands embedded in the posterior thyroid gland that secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH) ; also known as parathormone.
5. Bulging of the eyeballs, often related to hyperthyroidism.
7. A hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood by facilitating its entry into the cells.
8. A severe type of hypothyroidism that is most common in women older than the age of 50.
9. Enlargement of the thyroid gland, which causes swelling of the neck often related to iodine insufficiency in the diet.
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3. A disorder in which too much growth hormone is produced in adults.
4. A hormone that helps to regulate circadian rhythms.
6. A hormone produced by the thyroid gland that increases energy production, stimulates protein synthesis, and speeds up the repair of damaged tissue.
10. Any of several related endocrine disorders characterized by an elevated level of glucose in the blood, caused by a deficiency of insulin or insulin resistance at the cellular level.

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1. A hormone that increases glucose concentrations in the bloodstream and slows down protein synthesis.
2. Four small glands embedded in the posterior thyroid gland that secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH) ; also known as parathormone.
5. Bulging of the eyeballs, often related to hyperthyroidism.
7. A hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood by facilitating its entry into the cells.
8. A severe type of hypothyroidism that is most common in women older than the age of 50.
9. Enlargement of the thyroid gland, which causes swelling of the neck often related to iodine insufficiency in the diet.
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3. A disorder in which too much growth hormone is produced in adults.
4. A hormone that helps to regulate circadian rhythms.
6. A hormone produced by the thyroid gland that increases energy production, stimulates protein synthesis, and speeds up the repair of damaged tissue.
10. Any of several related endocrine disorders characterized by an elevated level of glucose in the blood, caused by a deficiency of insulin or insulin resistance at the cellular level.

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1acromegalyA disorder in which too much growth hormone is produced in adults.
2goiterEnlargement of the thyroid gland, which causes swelling of the neck often related to iodine insufficiency in the diet.
3glucagonA hormone that increases glucose concentrations in the bloodstream and slows down protein synthesis.
4thyroid hormoneA hormone produced by the thyroid gland that increases energy production, stimulates protein synthesis, and speeds up the repair of damaged tissue.
5cortisolA steroid hormone that is released when a person is stressed. It decreases protein synthesis.
6gonadsThe reproductive organs; namely, in women, the ovaries, and in men, the testes.
7gigantismA condition in which too much growth hormone is produced in childhood, resulting in an abnormally increased stature.
8thymus glandA gland that lies between the lungs. It secretes a hormone called thymosin.
9Cushing's diseaseA condition in which a person produces too much cortisol or has used too many steroid hormones. Some of the signs and symptoms include buffalo hump obesity, a moon face, and abdominal stretch marks; also called hypercortisolism.
10insulinA hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood by facilitating its entry into the cells.
11exophthalmosBulging of the eyeballs, often related to hyperthyroidism.
12steroidal hormoneA hormone derived from steroids that are soluble in lipids and can cross cell membranes very easily.
13diabetes insipidusThe condition of excessive thirst and excessive urination related to hyposecretion of ADH so that water is not retained by the kidney.
14melatoninA hormone that helps to regulate circadian rhythms.
15epinephrineA hormone secreted from the adrenal glands. It increases heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure.
16prolactinA hormone that stimulates milk production in the mammary glands.
17diabetes mellitusAny of several related endocrine disorders characterized by an elevated level of glucose in the blood, caused by a deficiency of insulin or insulin resistance at the cellular level.
18myxedemaA severe type of hypothyroidism that is most common in women older than the age of 50.
19dwarfismA condition in which too little growth hormone is produced, resulting in an abnormally small stature.
20parathyroid glandFour small glands embedded in the posterior thyroid gland that secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH) ; also known as parathormone.

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