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Endocrine system

Blood glucose Measurement of the level of sugar in the blood
Electrolyte panel Measurement of the specific ions; sodium, potassium and chloride along with carbon dioxide in the blood
Glucose tolerance test Measurement of body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates by administering a prescribed amount of glucose after fasting period, then measuring blood & urine for glucose levels every hour to 4-6 hrs
Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c) A molecule of hemoglobin, the level of which rises in the blood as a result of an increased level of sugar
Postprandial blood glucose Measurement of blood sugar levels after a meal
Thyroid function study Measurement of thyroid hormone levels in blood plasma including T3, T4 & TSH
Thyroid uptake images Radionuclide scan of the thyroid to visualize the radioactive accumulation of previously injected isotopes to detect thyroid nodules or tumors
Urine glucose & ketone studies Chemical tests to determine the presence of sugar or ketone bodies in urine
Adrenalectomy Excision of the adrenal glands
Antithyroid An agent that blocks the production of thyroid hormones
Antidiabetic Agents used to control blood sugar
Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSH) Use of an insulin delivery device that is worn on the body and subcutaneously infuses doses of insulin programmed according to the individual needs
Hormone replacement therapy Treatment with a hormone to correct deficiency
Hypoglycemic A drug that lowers the blood glucose level
Hypophysectomy Excision of the pituitary gland
Pancreatectomy Excision of the pancreas
Parathyroidectomy Excision of the parathyroid glands
Thymectomy Excision of the thymus gland
Thyroidectomy Excision of the thyroid gland
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