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Chp 11 suffix

  1. 1. Chp. 11 Suffix Meaning<br />TaritaScurlock<br />Biology 120<br />
  2. 2. -dipsia<br />Suffix meaning thirst<br />Add prefix “poly-” (many) , makes up the term Polydipsia (pall-ee-Dip-see-ah), excessive thirst.<br />Polydipsia commonly found in patients w/ diabetes.<br />Caused by change in extracellular fluids of the body.<br />Should be taken seriously, as the amount of water ingested may exceed the amount of water the kidneys can excrete.<br />
  3. 3. -crine<br />Suffix meaning to secrete<br />Add prefix “Endo-” (within), to create the term Endocrine (en-doh-krin), secrete internally.<br />Edocrine glands are discrete organs<br />Ex. Pituitary, Thyroid, Adrenal<br />Discharge hormones into circulatory blood<br />Also known as “ductless glands”<br />