Glossary and abbreviations

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

A

AIH - Autoimmune Hepatitis

ALP - Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

ALT  - Alanine Aminotransferase (sometimes called SGPT)

AST  - Aspartate Aminotransferase (sometimes called SGOT)

Asymptomatic – displaying no symptoms

B

Bacterial cholangitis – infection in the bile ducts

Bile ducts - the passages that carry bile from the liver to the intestines

BMD – bone mass density

C

CCA – cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)

CD – Crohn’s Disease

Cholangiocarcinoma - bile duct cancer

Choledocholithiasis – biliary stones

Colonoscopy – test to examine the colon and rectum

D

DEXA - bone density scan

E

ERCP - Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram

Extrahepatic – outside the liver

F

Fatigue – debilitating tiredness

G

GGT - Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase

H

HCC - hepatocellular carcinoma

HE - hepatic encephalopathy

I

IAC - Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) Associated Cholangitis

IBD – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IgG4 - Immunoglobulin G4

Intrahepatic – within the liver

L

LFT - Liver function test

M

MRCP Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography

P

Portal hypertension - high blood pressure

Pruritus - itching

PSC – Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

PSCer – someone affected by PSC

R

RUQ – right upper quadrant of body

S

SGOT  - Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

SGPT  - Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

Stricture – narrowing

U

URQ – upper right quadrant of body

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