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Chapter 6 Vocabulary


ABGs Arterial Blood Gases
ACE Angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACTH Adrenocorticotrophic hormone
ADH Antidiuretic hormone
ALP Alkaline phosphatase
ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
ALT Alanine aminotransferase
ANA Antinuclear antibodies
AST Aspartate aminotransferase
ATP Adenosine Triphosphate
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
C&S Culture and Sensitivity
CBC Complete Blood Count
CK Creatine kinase
CK-BB Creatine kinase-BB
CK-MB Creatine kinase-MB
CK-MM Creatine kinase-MM
CNS Central Nervous System
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CSF Cerebrospinal Fluid
CT Computerized Tomography
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
ENT Ear, nose, and throat
ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS Fasting blood sugar (glucose)
FSH Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
FTA-ABS Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test
GGT Gamma-glutamyltransferase
GH Growth Hormone
HBsAG Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
hCG Human chorionic gonadotropin
HCV Hepatitis C Virus
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
IRDS Infant respiratory distress syndrome
KOH Potassium Hydroxide
LH Luteinizing Hormone
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSH Melanocyte-stimulating hormone
O&P Ova and parasites
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PMS Premenstural Syndrome
PNS Peripheral Nervous System
PPD Purified Protein Derivative
PSA Prostate-specific antigen
PTH Parathyroid hormone
RA Rheumatoid arthritis
RF Rheumatoid Factor
RPR Rapid plasma reagin
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus
SLE Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus
STI Sexually Transmitted Infection
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Thyroxine
TSH Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TSS Toxic Shock Syndrome
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
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