glycated hemoglobin


gly·​cat·​ed hemoglobin ˈglī-ˌkā-təd- How to pronounce glycated hemoglobin (audio)
: hemoglobin a1c
Glycated hemoglobin levels are a measure of average sugar levels in the blood, and levels above 7% indicate that the diabetes is not being controlled adequately.Thomas H. Maugh II

Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycated hemoglobin was in 1983

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Cite this Entry

“Glycated hemoglobin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

glycated hemoglobin

gly·​cat·​ed hemoglobin ˈglī-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce glycated hemoglobin (audio)
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