Adrenal dictionary

Adrenalectomy Removal of the adrenal gland by surgery. This is increasingly being performed laproscopically where possible. Aldosterone A hormone produced by the adrenal gland in response numerous factors, including. Aldosterone acts on the kidneys to conserve sodium and water. In…

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Reproductive dictionary

Amenorrhoea Absent menstruation. If menstruation has never occurred this is referred to as primary amenorrhoea whereas secondary amenorrhoea refers to menstruation that has stopped since first beginning. FSH Follicle stimulating hormone is released by the pituitary and acts on the…

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Thyroid dictionary

Ablative dose of radioiodine In the context of hyperthyroidism, this indicates a dose of radioiodine that aims to render the thyroid under active. The term is also used in thyroid cancer after thryoid surgery to indicate a dose of radioiodine…

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Pituitary dictionary

ACTH Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) is a hormone released from the pituitary gland in response to CRH from hypothalamus. ACTH acts on the adrenal glands which in turn produces hormones such as cortisol. FSH Follicle stimulating hormone is released by the…

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