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Ca

calcium- body needs it to maintain strong bones.

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Fe

iron- a deficiency of iron limits oxygen delivery to cells

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K

potassium-a mineral that the body needs to work normally.

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Na

sodium-the body uses sodium to control blood pressure.

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2 hr pp

two hour post-prandial blood glucose test- a blood test that measures the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates and produce insulin.

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BMP

basic metabolic panel-to give your health care provider important information.

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BS

blood sugar

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FBS

fasting blood sugar- pertains to the amount of sugar in the blood after an 8 hour long period with no food.

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GTT

glucose tolerance test

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T3

thyroid test (triiodothyronine)

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T4

thyroid test (thyroxine)

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TSH

thyroid-stimulation hormone

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DM

diabetes mellitus-a condition in which the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin.

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Type 1

type 1 diabetes-insulin dependent diabetes

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Type ll

formerly known as adult onset diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes.

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aden/o

gland

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lymph/o

lymph gland-serve an important part in immune system

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exocrine glands

secretes out of the body

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ex/o

out of

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-crine

secrete

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endocrine glands

secrete within the body

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end/o

within or inside

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pituitar/o

pituitary gland
"master gland"
produces hormones that stimulate the function of other endocrine glands

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adren/o
adrenal/o

adrenal glands-help us respond to stress, influence our metabolism

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thyr/o or thyroid/o

thyroid gland-largest gland, stimulates metabolism, in the neck

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parathyroid/o

parathyroid glands- helps maintain the level of calcium tin the blood and bones

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cortic/o

cortex-outer layer of a body organ

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medull/o

medulla-middle or inner layer of a body organ

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acr/o

extremities

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calc/i

calcium

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dips/o

thirst

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kal/i

potassium

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natr/o

sodium