Glossary of Terms
HDL Cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein)
Also known as the “good” cholesterol, high density lipoproteins transport cholesterol from the body’s tissues to the liver so it can be eradicated in the bile. Combinations of lipids (fats) and proteins, lipoproteins are the form in which lipids are transported in the blood. The greater the level of HDL cholesterol, the lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
High Blood Pressure
Also known as hypertension; abnormally high pressure or tension measured as resistance in the arteries to the force of heart contractions resulting in pressure variances. Physical symptoms of high blood pressure can include sweating, palpitations, headaches, dizziness, and weight loss.
Excess hair growth on the face, chest, abdomen, thumbs, or toes caused by overproduction or action of androgens (hormones influencing masculine characteristics such as testosterone). A symptom of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs.
Human Menopausal Gonadotropin (HMG)
HMG is a naturally occurring hormone found in the urine of post-menopausal women. It is collected, isolated, and sterilized, then used in fertility treatment. It is mixture of lutenizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
A drug used in infertility treatment to induce ovarian follicular growth; requires subsequent use of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to induce ovulation; also used to stimulate sperm production in men.
Increased levels of male sex hormones in women, specifically testosterone, androstenedione, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) leading to the development of masculine sex characteristics.
Literally, too much (hyper) sugar (glykos) in the blood.
Elevated insulin in the blood.
High lipid (fat) levels in the blood.
Also known as high blood pressure; abnormally high pressure or tension measured as resistance in the arteries to the force of heart contractions resulting in pressure variances. Physical symptoms of high blood pressure can include sweating, palpitations, headaches, dizziness, and weight loss.
Abnormal elevation of triglycerides in the blood.
Deficiency of thyroid hormone that is normally made by the thyroid gland. This gland is located in the front of the neck.
The removal of the uterus. During a simple hysterectomy only the uterus and cervix are removed. During a total hysterectomy the uterus and cervix are removed along with the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
The removal of fibroids from the inner wall of the uterus with a fiberoptic device called a hysteroscope.
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