Glossary

ACTH

Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone

ACh

Acetylcholine

AChE

Acetylcholinesterase

ADP

Adenosine diphosphate

ADH

Anti-Diuretic Hormone

ANP

Atrial Natriuretic Peptide

ATP

Adenosine Triphosphate

APL

Adjustable Pressure Limiting

BBB

Blood-Brain Barrier

BNP

Brain Natriuretic Peptide

BMR

Basal Metabolic Rate

CAC

Citric Acid Cycle

CBF

Cerebral Blood Flow

CMRO2

Cerebral Metabolic Rate for Oxygen

CNS

Central Nervous System

COX

Cyclo-Oxygenase

CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

CPP

Cerebral/Coronary Perfusion Pressure

CT

Collecting Duct

CNIX

Glossopharyngeal Nerve

CNX

Vagus Nerve

CVC

Central Venous Catheter

CVP

Central Venous Pressure

DCT

Distal Convoluted Tubule

DBP

Diastolic Blood Pressure

DRG

Dorsal Respiratory Group

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

DOP

D-type (δ) opioid receptor

ECT

Electron Transport Chain

ECF

Extracellular Fluid

EDP

End-Diastolic Pressure

EDV

End-Diastolic Volume

EEG

Electroencephalogram

EPO

Erythropoietin

ESV

End-Systolic Volume

FEV1

Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second

FFA

Free Fatty Acid

FRC

Functional Residual Capacity

FSH

Follicle Stimulating Hormone

FVC

Forced Vital Capacity

GFR

Glomerular Filtration Rate

GH

Growth Hormone

Hb

Haemoglobin

HPA

Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis

HR

Heart Rate

ICF

Intracellular Fluid

ICP

Intracranial Pressure

IVC

Inferior Vena Cava

IOP

Intraocular Pressure

KOP

K-type (κ) opioid receptor

LAD

Left Anterior Descending

LCx

Left Circumflex

LH

Lutenising Hormone

LVEDP

Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Pressure

LVEDV

Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Volume

MSFP

Mean Systemic Filling Pressure

MALT

Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue

MAC

Minimum Alveolar Concentration

MAP

Mean Arterial Pressure

MOP

M-type (μ) opioid receptor

MV

Minute Ventilation

NSAID

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

NTS

Nucleus of the Tractus Solitarius

NMB

Neuromuscular Blocker

NMBD

Neuromuscular Blocking Drug

NMJ

Neuromuscular Junction

NOP

N-type Opioid Receptor

PAC

Pulmonary Artery Catheter

PBP

Penicillin Binding Protein

PCT

Proximal Convoluted Tubule

PCWP

Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure

PDA

Posterior Descending Artery/Patent Ductus Arteriosus

PDE

Phosphodiesterase

PEEP

Positive End-Expiratory Pressure

PEFR

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

PDGF

Platelet-Derived Growth Factor

RAP

Right Atrial Pressure

RR

Respiratory Rate

RNA

Ribonucleic Acid

RVEDP

Right Ventricular End-Diastolic Pressure

RVEDP

Right Ventricular End-Diastolic Volume

SBP

Systolic Blood Pressure

STP

Standard Temperature and Pressure (0°C at 100kPa)

SV

Stroke Volume

SVR

Systemic Vascular Resistance

SVP

Saturated Vapour Pressure

TBW

Total Body Water

TLC

Total Lung Capacity

TSH

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

VIE

Vacuum Insulated Evaporator

VR

Venous Return

VRG

Ventral Respiratory Group

ZEEP

Zero End-Expiratory Pressure

Last updated 2018-04-24

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