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FAAD:

acronym for Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

FAAFP:

acronym for Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

FAAO:

acronym for Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

FAAP:

acronym for Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

FACE:

acronym for Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.

FACP:

acronym for Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

FACS:

acronym for Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

FADA:

acronym for Fellow of the American Dietetic Association.

FAGD:

acronym for Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

FAPhA:

acronym for Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association.

FASHP:

acronym for Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

fasting blood glucose test:

a check of a person's blood glucose level after the person has not eaten for 8 to 12 hours (usually overnight). This test is used to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes. It is also used to monitor people with diabetes.

fat:

1. One of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide fat are butter, margarine, salad dressing, oil, nuts, meat, poultry, fish, and some dairy products. 2. Excess calories are stored as body fat, providing the body with a reserve supply of energy and other functions.

FIACA:

acronym for Fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture.

50/50 insulin:

premixed insulin that is 50 percent intermediate-acting (NPH) insulin and 50 percent short-acting (regular) insulin.

fluorescein (fluh-RESS-ee-in) angiography (an-gee-AH-grah-fee):

a test to examine blood vessels in the eye; done by injecting dye into an arm vein and then taking photos as the dye goes through the eye's blood vessels.

FNP:

acronym for Family Nurse Practitioner.

FNP-C:

acronym for Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified.

fructosamine (frook-TOH-sah-meen) test:

measures the number of blood glucose molecules (MAH-leh-kyools) linked to protein molecules in the blood. The test provides information on the average blood glucose level for the past 3 weeks.

fructose (FROOK-tohss):

a sugar that occurs naturally in fruits and honey. Fructose has 4 calories per gram.

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by Brenda Bell
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