Thyroid Disorders Community
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This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

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Thyroid acronyms

  1. ANA-      antinuclear antibody
  2. AFTN -   autonomously functioning thyroid nodule
  3. DISA -   Disseminated autonom / presence of endocrine ophthalmopathy or thyrotropin-binding immunoglobulins / exclusion of Graves Disease
  4. ENDO –  endocrinologist
  5. ENT -    ear nose and throat doctor orotolaryngology
  6. FNA / FNB /FNAB - fine needle aspiration or needle  biopsy
  7. HYPER-  hyperthyroidism - having a low TSH level /over functioning
  8. HYPO hypothyroidism - having a high TSH level/under functioning
  9. LID -     low iodine diet /diet prep with cancer
  10. PPT -    postpartum thyrotoxicosis
  11. PT -      Partial Thyroidectomy/ left or right removal
  12. PTC -     Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  13. PTH –    Parathyroid Hormone
  14. RAI  -    radio-iodine (or I-131 or I-123) - can be either used at a low dose for scanning/Graves treatment or a high dose for cancer treatment
  15. SAT -     subacute/ silent thyroiditi
  16. T3 -       triiodothyronine
  17. T4 -       thyroxine
  18. Tg -       thyroglobulin
  19. TgAb-   thyroglobulin antibodies
  20. THS -    thyrotropin NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH (TSH = THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE)
  21. ThyCa - thyroid cancer
  22. Thyroid nodule(COLD) not producing any thyroid hormones (suspicious for cancer)
  23. Thyroid nodule (HOT) producing too much thyroid hormone
  24. Thyroid nodule (WARM) producing thyroid hormone
  25. TMNG -  toxic multinodular goiter
  26. TPOabthyroid peroxidase antibodies /Hashimoto test
  27. TRab   -thyroid stimulating hormone receptor antibody
  28. TRH  -   thyrotropin-releasing hormone
  29. TSH-    thyroid stimulating hormone
  30. TSI    thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins / Graves test
  31. TSO -   thyroid peroxidase antibodies associated with a marked increase in the occurrence of ophthalmopathy companied by high TSI test
  32. TT -      total thyroidectomy
  33. US or USS - ultra sound scan
  34. WBS-   whole body scan (utilized with RAI)

 

 

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Start Date
Mar 12, 2008
by utahmomma
Last Revision
Apr 17, 2009
by stella5349