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MT Short Course Sys3

Endocrine System Abbreviations and Terms

adren/o adrenal/o adrenal gland
hypophys/o pituitary gland
oophor/o ovary
orch/o orchi/o testis
pancreat/o pancreas
parathyroid/o parathyroid gland
pituitar/o pituitary gland
thym/o thymus gland
thyroaden/o thyroid/o thyroid gland
DM diabetes mellitus; type 1 and type 2
GH growth hormone; pituitary hormone that stimulates bone and joint growth
GTT glucose tolerance test
K+ potassium
NA+ sodium
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine
RIA test that measures hormone levels in the blood
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone; pituitary hormone that stimulates the adrenal cortex
TSH thyroid stimulation hormone; produced in the pituitary gland
FBS test to measure blood sugar after fasting; fasting blood sugar
TFT thyroid function test
ADH pituitary hormone that influences the kidney to hold water in the body; anti-diuretic hormone
FSH follicle stimulating hormone ( pituitary hormone that stimulates ovaries to produce egg cells
HbA1c Hemoglobin A1c measures the average amount of glucose in red blood cells (Useful to follow control of glucose in diabetic patients)
Created by: cskinner