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LOM 18

Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
A1C blood test that measures glycosylated hemoglobin to assess glucose control
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH antidiuetic hormone-vasopressin
BGM blood glucose monitoring
BRM basal metabolic rate-an indicator of thyroid function, but not in current use
Ca++ calcium (electrolyte)
CGMS continuous glucose monitoring system- senses and records blood glucose levels continuously
DI diabetes insipidus
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
FBG fasting blood glucose
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone
GTT glucose tolerance test-measures ability to respond to a glucose load; a test for diabetes
HbA1c test or HBA1C test for the presence of glucose attatched to hemoglobn (glycosylated hemoglobin test); a high level indicates poor glucose control in diabetic patients
hCG or HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
ICSH intersitial cell-stimulating hormone
IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus- type 1 diabetes
IGF insulin-like growth factor- aka somatomedin (produced in the liver, it stimulates the growth of bones)
K+ potassium- electrolyte
LADA latent autoimmune diabetes in adults- type 1.5 diabetes which is diagnosed in adults odler than 30 years of age
LH luteinizing hormone
MDI multiple daily injection - aka basal/bolus. diabetes managment regimen
MEN multiple endocrine neoplasia- heredity hormonal disorder marked by adenomas and carcinomas
Na+ sodium
NIDDM non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus- type 2
17-OH 17-hydroxycorticosteroids
OT oxytocin
PRL prolactin
PTH parathyrid hormone (parathormone)
RAI radioactive iodine - treatment for Graves disease
RIA radioimmunoassay-measures hormone levels in plasma
RAIU radioactive iodine uptake (test)
SIADH syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (secretion)
STH somatotropin- growth hormone
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine-tetraiodothyronine
TFT thyroid function test
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone-secreted by the anterior pituitary gland
Created by: zombiewho