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BS- blood sugar, glucose

measur. of sugar in blood

FBS- fasting blood sugar

measur. of blood sugar after 12 hr. fast

PPBS- postprandial blood sugar

measur. of blood sugar after meal & 2 hrs.

GTT- glucose tolerance test

measur. body's ability to metabolize carbs.
looks at urine/blood after 4-6 hrs. of glucose intake

electrolytes

measur. specific ions= sodium, potassium, CO2, chloride

thyroid function study

measur. thyroid hormone levels
determines efficiency of glandular secretions

CT-computed tomography

to obtain transverse view of pituitary gland

MRI- magnetic resonance imaging

identifies abnor.- pituitary, pancreas, adrenal, thyroid

sonography

images- i.e. thyroid ultrasound,
identify endocrine pathology

thyroid uptake and image

nuclear image, visualizes ingested isotopes,
detects thyroid nodules, tumors

ACTH

adrenocorticotropic hormone

TSH

thyroid-stimulating hormone

CSII

continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion

DM

diabetes mellitus

adrenalectomy

excision of adrenal gland

hypophysectomy

excision of pituitary gland

pancreatectomy

excision of pancreas

parathyroidectomy

excision of parathyroid gland

thymectomy

excision of thymus gland

thyroidectomy

excision of thyroid gland

continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion- CSII, insulin pump therapy

device worn on body, subcutaneously infuses doses of isulin

radioiodine therapy

radioactive iodine used to treat disease.
i.e. thyroid tumor cells

antihypoglycemic

raises blood glucose

antithyroid drug

blocks production of thyroid hormones

hormone replacement

replaces hormone deficiency- i.e. estrogen,testosterone,thyroid

hypoglycemic antihyperglycemic

lowers blood glucose- i.e. insulin

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