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Procedures, Tx, Abrv

NHTC 10 Endocrinology Procedures, Tx & Abbreviations

electrolytes measurement of the level of ions (sodium, potassium, carbon dioxide, and chlorine) in the blood
antidiabetics oral drugs that stimulate the pancreas to produce and release insulin
insulin a natural hormone derived from beef or pork pancreas that is used to treat diabetic patients
GTT - glucose tolerance test test in which glucose is administered either orally or intravenously, and then blood and urine samples are measured at specific intervals to determine glucose levels
FBS - fasting blood sugar test to measure the level of glucose in the blood after a 12-hour fast
anabolic steroids substance prescrived for AIDS patients to counteract wasting syndrome
thyroidectomy excision of the thyroid gland
PPBS - postprandial blood sugar measurement of the glucose level after a meal
hypophysectomy exision of the pituitary gland
ADH - antidiuretic hormone drug classification for vasopressin
radioiodine therapy use of radioactive iodine to treat disease, such as destruction and removal of thyroid tumor cells
corticosteroids class of drugs used to treat inflammatory illnesses, including arthritis
T3, T4 hormones produced by the thyroid gland
HRT - hormone replacement therapy drugs used to replace a hormone deficiency
thyroid scan imaging technique in which a radioactive substance is administered to visualize a gland with a scanning device; used to detect tumors
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