Biologists and health care professionals can learn about the endocrine system with these medical flash cards
There are 30 flash cards in this set (5 pages to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|FSH||Follicle Stimulating Hormone|
|IDDM||Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus|
|Diuresis||Increased or excessive production of urine|
|Endocrine glands||gland that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream|
|Exocrine glands||gland(as a sweat gland, a salivary gland, or a kidney) that releases a secretion external to or at the surface of an organ by means of a canal or duct|
|Exophthalmia||the protusion of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease|
|Goiter||swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland|
|Hormones||chemical substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action; secreted by Endocrine System|
|Polydipsia||abnormally great thirst as a symptom of disease or psychological disturbance (such as diabetes)|
|Polyphagia||Excessive hunger or increased appetite|
|Polyuria||production of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine|
|Steroids||natural substance produced in the body|
|glyco- or gluco-||sugar,glucose|
|Hypothalamus||part of brain; controls secretions from pituitary gland|