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clinically validated blood pressure monitors

Glossary of Abbreviations

3-HBDHβ-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase
AAMIAssociation for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (USA)
ABPMAmbulatory blood pressure measurement
akaAlso known as
AMAAmerican Medical Association
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)
BLSBiomedical laboratory scientist
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
DBPDiastolic blood pressure
DETdabl Educational Trust
DHLDeutsche Hochdruckliga (German Hypertension League)
DINDeutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardisation)
EASCEuroAsian Interstate Council for Standardization, Metrology and Certification (English for МГС)
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
ГОСТ GOSTГосударственный Стандарт (Russian) State Standard
GOxGlucose Oxidase
HbA1cGlycated Haemoglobin
HK(Perchloric acid) hexokinase glucose analyser; aka PCA-HK [Hitachi 917, Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Mannheim, Germany]
HRHeart rate / Pulse
IDFInternational Diabetes Federation
IECInternational Electrotechnical Commission
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Im. meas.Automatic intermittent measurements at specified intervals or times
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization/International Standards Organization
JIS日本工業規格 Japanese Industrial Standards
JSHJapanese Society of Hypertension
LEDLight emitting diode
MAPMean arterial pressure
MDRMedical Device Regulations – primarily (EU) 2017/745
МГС MGSМежгосударственный совет по стандартизации, метрологии и сертификации (Russian for EASC)
mmHgmillimetre(s) of mercury
N₂ONitrous oxide
NADNicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
NCCLSNational Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (USA); Now CLSI
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
Pro. useProfessional use
Rep. meas.Repeated measurements with average
SBPSystolic blood pressure
SKUPSkandinavisk Utprøving av Laboratorieutstyr for PrimæRhelsetjenesten (Scandinavian Evaluation of Laboratory Equipment for Primary Health Care)
SVStroke volume
SaO₂Arterial oxygen saturation
SO₂Oxygen saturation
SpHbNon-invasive Haemoglobin
SpO₂Peripheral oxygen saturation
SvO₂True mixed venous oxygen saturation
SVRSystemic vascular resistance
SVVStroke volume variation
TÜVTechnischer Überwachungsverein Technical Inspection Association
UKUnited Kingdom
US / USAUnited States of America
VDLValidated Device Listing
WBWhole blood
YSIYSI 2300 STAT Plus glucose analyser [YSI (formerly Yellow Springs Instrument Company) Life Sciences, Yellow Springs, OH, USA]