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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Endocrinology Terms - Lesson 312

We will see about endocrinology terms. This lesson also is the continutation of endocrine terms, such as, somatotropin, testosterone, thyroid-stimulating hormone or TSH, thyroixine, and triiodothyronine. You must read and understand the importance of each term and the usage of these terms in the practical medical transcription work and also for training purposes. As free medical transcription course learner, I advise you to memorize these terms by their meaning, but not just as words. The next set of lessons will focus on endocrinology disorders.

Somatotropin: This is a hormone that is formed by the pituitary gland in the brain exactly at the anterior part. This anterior part of pituitary gland is called as adenohypophysis. The another name of somatotropin is growth hormone.

Testosterone: This is a male hormone. Testosterone is formed by the male reproductive gland that is found in the male reproductive organ called testes.

Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH): This important hormone is produced by the anterior part of the pituitary gland in the brain. The anterior part of the pituitary gland is called as adenohypophysis. Thyroid-stimulating hormone works on the thyroid gland and helps to function it well. TSH is also called as thyrotropin.

Thyroxine: The another name of thyroxine is T4. Thyroid gland forms thyroxine. The another name of thyroxine is tetraiodothyronine. The main function of thyroixine is increasing of metabolism function of
the cells.

Triiodothyronine: The another name of triiodothyronine is T3. This hormone is produced by thyroid gland. The main fuction of triiodothyronine is increasing of metabolism in body cells.

Next two lessons will also be the continuation of these terms. After that we can focus on important endocrine combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes.