Acromegaly Medications Glossary of Terms

The following are health and medical definitions of terms that appear in the Acromegaly Medications article.

Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of ...

See the entire definition of Abdominal

Abdominal pain: Pain in the belly. Abdominal pain can be acute or chronic. It may reflect ...

See the entire definition of Abdominal pain

Acromegaly: Condition due to the production of too much growth hormone by the pituitary gl...

See the entire definition of Acromegaly

Amitriptyline: An antidepressant medication. In some patients with depression, abnormal l...

See the entire definition of Amitriptyline

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the arteries. It is...

See the entire definition of Blood pressure

Blood sugar: Blood glucose. See also: High blood sugar; Low blood sugar.

Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

See the entire definition of Brain

Calcium: A mineral found mainly in the hard part of bones, where it is stored. Calcium is ...

See the entire definition of Calcium

Cell: The basic structural and functional unit of any living thing. Each cell is a small c...

See the entire definition of Cell

Colon: The long, coiled, tubelike organ that removes water from digested food. The remaini...

See the entire definition of Colon

Congestion: An abnormal or excessive accumulation of a body fluid. The term is used broadl...

See the entire definition of Congestion

Depression: An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and that affects the way...

See the entire definition of Depression

Diabetes: Usually refers to diabetes mellitus or, less often, to diabetes insipidus. Diabe...

See the entire definition of Diabetes

Diarrhea: A common condition that involves unusually frequent and liquid bowel movements. ...

See the entire definition of Diarrhea

Dizziness: Painless head discomfort with many possible causes including disturbances of ...

See the entire definition of Dizziness back to top

Dopamine: An important neurotransmitter (messenger) in the brain.

Enzyme: Proteins that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction in a living organism. An e...

See the entire definition of Enzyme

Gallstones: Stones that form when substances in the bile harden. Gallstones can be as smal...

See the entire definition of Gallstones

Gland: A group of cells that secrete a substance for use in the body. For example, the thy...

See the entire definition of Gland

Growth hormone: A hormone made in the pituitary gland that stimulates the release of anoth...

See the entire definition of Growth hormone

Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...

See the entire definition of Heart

Heart disease: Any disorder that affects the heart. Sometimes the term "heart disease" is ...

See the entire definition of Heart disease

High blood pressure: A repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg. Chro...

See the entire definition of High blood pressure

Hormone: A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activit...

See the entire definition of Hormone

Hypothyroid: Deficiency of thyroid hormone which is normally made by the thyroid gland wh...

See the entire definition of Hypothyroidism

Insulin: A natural hormone made by the pancreas that controls the level of the sugar gluco...

See the entire definition of Insulin

Kidney: One of a pair of organs located in the right and left side of the abdomen. The kid...

See the entire definition of Kidney

Liver: The largest solid organ in the body, situated in the upper part of the abdomen on t...

See the entire definition of Liver

Liver disease: Liver disease refers to any disorder of the liver. The liver is a large org...

See the entire definition of Liver disease

Low blood pressure: Any blood pressure that is below the normal expected for an individua...

See the entire definition of Low blood pressure back to top

Migraine: Usually, periodic attacks of headaches on one or both sides of the head. These ...

See the entire definition of Migraine

Morphine: A powerful narcotic agent that has strong analgesic (pain relief) action and oth...

See the entire definition of Morphine

Narcotic: 1. A drug that causes insensibility or stupor. A narcotic induces narcosi...

See the entire definition of Narcotic

Nasal: Having to do with the nose.

Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

See the entire definition of Nausea

Organ: A relatively independent part of the body that carries out one or more special func...

See the entire definition of Organ

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

See the entire definition of Pain

Pituitary: 1. As an adjective, pertaining to the pituitary gland or its hormonal se...

See the entire definition of Pituitary

Pituitary gland: The main endocrine gland. It is a small structure in the head. It is ca...

See the entire definition of Pituitary gland

Prepubertal: Before puberty, the period during which secondary sex characteristics start t...

See the entire definition of Prepubertal

Radiation: 1. Rays of energy. Gamma rays and X-rays are two of the types of energy ...

See the entire definition of Radiation

Schizophrenia: One of several brain diseases whose symptoms may include loss of personalit...

See the entire definition of Schizophrenia

Somatostatin: A hormone that is widely distributed throughout the body, especially in the ...

See the entire definition of Somatostatin

Stroke: The sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen, caused by blockage of blood...

See the entire definition of Stroke

Subcutaneous: Under the skin. For example, a subcutaneous injection is an injection in whi...

See the entire definition of Subcutaneous back to top

Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

See the entire definition of Surgery

Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Toxicity: The degree to which a substance (a toxin or poison) can harm humans or animals. ...

See the entire definition of Toxicity

Vascular: Relating to blood vessels. For example, the vascular system in the body includes...

See the entire definition of Vascular

Vessel: A tube in the body that carries fluids. Examples of vessels are blood vessels and ...

See the entire definition of Vessel back to top




NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD


Medical Dictionary