Glossary

Glossary of Abbreviations

 

3-HBDHβ-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase
AAMIAssociation for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (USA)
ABPMAmbulatory blood pressure measurement
akaAlso known as
ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute
ASTAlternative site testing
Avg / AVGAverage
BGMBlood glucose meter / Glucometer
BHSBritish Hypertension Society (now BIHS)
BIHSBritish and Irish Hypertension Society (formerly BHS)
BMIBody mass index
BPBlood pressure
BPMBlood pressure monitor / Sphygmomanometer
CAMCardiac Arrhythmia Monitor
CCIContinuous cardiac index
CCOContinuous cardiac output
CENComité Européen de Normalisation; European Committee for Standardization
CLSIClinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (USA); formerly NCCLS
CMContract Manufacturer
COCardiac output
CO₂Carbon dioxide
COPDChronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSACanadian Standards Association
CTLControl
dday(s)
DBPDiastolic blood pressure
DETdabl Educational Trust
DHLDeutsche Hochdruckliga (German Hypertension League)
DINDeutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardisation)
dLdecilitre(s)
ECGElectrocardiogram
EEGElectroencephalogram
ENEuropean Norm(s) / European Standard
ESHEuropean Society of Hypertension
ESH-IPEuropean Society of Hypertension International Protocol
EtCO₂End tidal carbon dioxide
FADFlavin adenine dinucleotide
FDAU.S. Food and Drug Administration
GDHGlucose dehydrogenase
GOxGlucose Oxidase
HbA1cGlycated Haemoglobin
HgMercury
HK(Perchloric acid) hexokinase glucose analyser; aka PCA-HK [Hitachi 917, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Mannheim, Germany]
HRHeart rate / Pulse
IAIntra-arterial
IDFInternational Diabetes Federation
IECInternational Electrotechnical Commission
Im. meas.Automatic intermittent measurements at specified intervals or times
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization/International Standards Organization
kgkilogram(s)
kPakilopascal(s)
Llitre(s)
LEDLight emitting diode
mmetre(s)
MAPMean arterial pressure
measMeasurement(s)
mgmilligram(s)
mmHgmillimetre(s) of mercury
mmolmillimole(s)
N₂ONitrous oxide
NADNicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
NCCLSNational Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (USA); Now CLSI
O₂Oxygen
OBLOwn brand labeller
ODMOriginal design manufacturer
OEMOriginal equipment manufacturer
PCPersonal computer (Microsoft Windows operating system)
PCA-HKPerchloric acid hexokinase glucose analyser – see HK
PPPulse Pressure (SBP – DBP)
PPVPulse pressure variation
PQQPyrroloquinolinequinone
Pro. useProfessional use
Rep. meas.Repeated measurements with average
SBPSystolic blood pressure
SVStroke volume
SaO₂Arterial oxygen saturation
SO₂Oxygen saturation
SpO₂Peripheral oxygen saturation
SvO₂True mixed venous oxygen saturation
SVRSystemic vascular resistance
SVVStroke volume variation
US / USAUnited States of America
WBWhole blood
YSIYSI 2300 STAT Plus glucose analyser [YSI (formerly Yellow Springs Instrument Company) Life Sciences, Yellow Springs, OH, USA]

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