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Glossary of Chapter 13 continued

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ACTH
andrenocorticotropic hormone
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
BMR
Basal Metabolic Rate
Ca
Calcium
DI
diabetes insipidus
DM
diabetes mellitus
FBS
Fasting blood sugar
FSH
follicel stimulating hormone
GH
growth hormone
GTT
glucose tolerance test
HDL
high density lipoprotein
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
K
potassium
LH
luteinizing hormone
LTH
lactogenic hormone
Na
Sodium
NIDDM
non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
OT
oxytocin
PBI
protein bound iodine
PTH
parathyroid hormone
RAI
radioactive iodine
RAIU
radioactive iodine uptake
T3
Triiodothyronine
T4
thyroxine
TFT
Thyroid functioning test
TSH
Thyroid stimulating hormone
VLDL
very low density lipoprotein
pancreatitis
an acute or chronic destructive inflammatory condition of the pancreas
viriism
develop. of the male secondary sex characteristics in the female due to the excessive secretion of andrenocortical androgens from the adrenal cortex
Cushing's Syndrome
a condition in the adrenal gland which there is a cluster of symptoms occuring as a result of an excessive amount of cortisol or ACTH circulating in the blood. Obesity, moon face, hypertension, weakness, poor wound healing, low potassium.

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