Roots Pertaining to the Endocrine System

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TABLE 16-1 Roots Pertaining to the Endocrine System

ROOT

MEANING

EXAMPLE

DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE

endocrin/o

endocrine glands or

endocrinopathy_

any disease of the endocrine

system

en-do-kri-NOP-a-the

glands

pituitar

pituitary gland,

pituitarism

condition caused by any dis

hypophysis

pi-TU-i-ta-rizm

order of pituitary function

hypophys

pituitary gland,

hypophyseal*

pertaining to the pituitary

hypophysis

hi -po-FIZ-e-al

gland

thyr/o, thyroid/o

thyroid gland

thyrotropic thT-rO-TROP-ik

acting on the thyroid gland

parathyr/o,

parathyroid gland

parathyroidectomy

excision of a parathyroid gland

parathyroid/o

par-a-thi -royd-EK-to-me

adren/o, adrenal/o

adrenal gland,

adrenergic

activated (erg-) by or related to

epinephrine

ad-ren-ER-jik

epinephrine (adrenaline)

adrenocortic/o

adrenal cortex

adrenocortical ad-rt-no-KOR-ti-kal

pertaining to the adrenal cortex

insul/o

pancreatic islets

insuloma (in-su-LO-ma)

tumor of islet cells

*Note spelling.

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