Acronym Glossary

ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone)

ACTHST (adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation test)

ADH (adrenal-dependent hyperadrenocortisolism)

ALP (alkaline phosphatase)

ALT (alanine aminotransferase)

CKD (chronic kidney disease)

CS (Cushing’s syndrome)

DOCP (desoxycorticosterone pivalate)

FHT (feline hyperthyroidism)

fT4 (free thyroxine)

fT4ed (free thyroxine by equilibrium dialysis)

HA (hypoadrenocorticism)

HAC (hyperadrenocorticism)

131I (radioactive iodine)

LDDST (low-dose dexamethasone suppression test)

PDH (pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocortisolism)

PHA (primary hyperaldosteronism)

SHT (systemic hypertension)

T3 (triiodothyronine)

T4 (thyroxine)

TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone)

TT4 (total thyroxine concentration)

UCCR (urine cortisol-to-creatinine ratio)

The 2023 AAHA Selected Endocrinopathies of Dogs and Cats Guidelines are generously supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, IDEXX, Merck, Zoetis, and Zomedica.

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