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Chapter 18

abbreviation

TermDefinition
A1C blood test that measures glycosylated hemoglobin to assess glucose control
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH antidiuretic hormone-vasopressin
Ca++ calcium, an important electrolyte
CGMS continuous glucose monitoring system
DI diabetes insipidus
DKA diabetes ketacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
FBG fasting blood glucose
FBS fasting blood sugar
FSH follicle-stimulating hormone
GH growth hormone
GTT glucose tolerance test
HbA1c test for the presence of glucose attached to hemoglobin; high level indicates poor glucose control in diabetic patients
hCG human chorionic gonadotropin
K+ potassium
LH luteinizing hormone
MDI multiple day injection
Na+ sodium
OT, OXT oxytocin
PRL prolactin
PTH parathyroid hormone
RAI radioactive iodine
RAIU radioactive iodine uptake
SIADH syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
SMBG self-monitoring of blood glucose
STH somatotropin
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine-tetra iodothyronine
TFT thyroid function test
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
Created by: Chazlynn