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A1C

blood test that measures glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) to assess glucose control

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ACTH

adrenocorticotropin hormone

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ADH

antidiuretic hormone--vasopressin

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Ca++

calcium, an important electrolyte

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CGMS

continuous glucose monitoring system--senses and records blood glucose levels continuously

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DI

diabetes insipidus

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DKA

diabetic ketoacidosis

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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FBG

fasting blood glucose

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone

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GH

growth hormone

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GTT

glucose tolerance test--measures ability to respond to a glucose load; a test for diabetes

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HbA1C
or HBA1C

test for the presence of glucose attached to hemoglobin (glycosylated hemoglobin test); a high level indicates poor glucose control in diabetic patients

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hCG or HCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

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K+

potassium--an important electrolyte

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LH

luteinizing hormone

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MDI

multiple daily injection--for delivery of either basal or bolus insulin as basal/bolus. It is a diabetes management regimen

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Na+

sodium--an important electrolyte

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OT
OXT

oxytocin

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PRL

prolactin

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PTH

parathyroid hormone (parathormone)

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RAI

radioactive iodine--treatment for Graves disease

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RIA

radioimmunoassay--measures hormone levels in plasma

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RAIU

radioactive iodine uptake (imaging test or scan)

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SIADH

syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (secretion)

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SMBG

self-monitoring of blood glucose

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STH

somatotropin--growth hormone

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T3

triiodothyronine

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T4

thyroxine--tetraiodothyronine

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TFT

thyroid function test

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TSH

thyroid-stimulating hormone--secreted by the anterior pituitary gland

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FPG

fasting plasma glucose

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CT

computed tomography

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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