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ACTHAdrenocorticotropic Hormone
ADHAntiduiuretic Hormone
FSHFollicle Stimulating Hormone
GHGrowth Hormone
IDDMInsulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
LHLuteinizing Hormone
PTHParathyroid Hormone
TSHThyroid-Stimulating Hormone
DiuresisIncreased or excessive production of urine
Endocrine glandsgland that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Exocrine glandsgland(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
Exophthalmiathe protusion of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease
Goiterswelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland
Hormoneschemical 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
Polydipsiaabnormally great thirst as a symptom of disease or psychological disturbance (such as diabetes)
PolyphagiaExcessive hunger or increased appetite
Polyuriaproduction of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine
Steroidsnatural substance produced in the body
andro-male, maleness
-dipsiaexcessive thirst
glyco- or gluco-sugar,glucose
-genesisorgin, formmation
-phagiaexcessive hunger
-physisto grow
poly-many, much
Hypothalamuspart of brain; controls secretions from pituitary gland

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