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Med.Term C18 Abbrev

Chabner, Language of Medicine 11th edition-Chapter 18 abbreviations

AbbreviationMeaning
A1C Blood test that measures glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) to assess glucose control
ACTH Adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH Antidiuretic hormone – vasopressin
Ca+ Calcium
CGMS Continuous glucose monitoring system
DI Diabetes insipidus
DKA Diabetic ketoacidosis
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; also, called AIC
hCG or HCG Human chorionic gonadotropin
IGF Insulin-like growth factor
K Potassium
LH Luteinizing hormone
MDI Multiple daily injection
Na Sodium
OT, OXT Oxytocin
PRL prolactin
PTH Parathyroid hormone (parathormone)
RAI Radioactive iodine
RIA Radioimmunoassay
RAIU Radioactive iodine uptake (imaging test or scan)
SIADH Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
SMBG Self-monitoring of blood glucose
STH Somatotropin – growth hormone
T3 Triiodothyronine
T4 Thyroxine – tetraiodothyronine
TFT Thyroid function test
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone3
 



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