The word today is fairly simple. The issue is what has changed as far as names are concerned or is a condition that is treated differently.

Some common words that were addressed differently before time are:

One set such common abbreviations are SGOT and SGPT amongst the other liver enzymes measured in the serum component of the blood :

●Serum aminotransferases: alanine aminotransferase (ALT, formerly called SGPT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST, formerly called SGOT) and some others that may get affected could be ,

●Alkaline phosphatase
●Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT)
●5′-nucleotidase
●Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)

Commonly requested this combination of parameters is ordered by the physician as an LFT ( liver function test) to initially address some common problems as elevations of liver enzymes often reflect damage to the liver or biliary obstruction, whereas an abnormal serum albumin or prothrombin time may be seen in the setting of impaired hepatic (pertaining ti the liver) synthetic function. The serum bilirubin in part measures the liver’s ability to detoxify metabolites and transport organic anions into bile.

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