It depends on the context and may indicate any of the following conditions: .
Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) .
Heart attack .
Liver ca…ncer or tumor .
Liver ischemia (lack of blood to the liver) .
Muscle disease or trauma .
Necrosis of liver tissue .
Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) .
Use of medications that are toxic to the liver Other reasons for increases include: .
Heart procedures .
Severe burns .
AST stands for aspartate transaminase. It is an enzyme found in various cells, including liver cells, and elevated levels may indicate liver damage, but must be interpreted… in the context of other liver tests, as it is not only found in liver cells, but other cell types as well. THIS TEST IS FOR LIVER PROBLEMS! CAN YOU BETTER DEFINE YOUR QUESTION AS RELATED TO A CURRETN CONDITION? .
An initial step in detecting liver damage is a simple blood test to determine the presence of certain liver enzymes in the blood. Under normal circumstances, these enzymes reside within the cells of the liver. But when the liver is injured for any reason, these enzymes are spilled into the blood stream. Enzymes are proteins that are present throughout the body, each with a unique function. Enzymes help to speed up (catalyze) routine and necessary chemical reactions in the body..
Among the most sensitive and widely used of these liver enzymes are the aminotransferases. They include aspartate aminotransferase (AST or SGOT) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT). These enzymes are normally contained within liver cells. If the liver is injured, the liver cells spill the enzymes into blood, raising the enzyme levels in the blood and signaling the liver damage. (MORE)
According to Tietz 4th edition there aren't really any clinicalconditions which are associated with a low AST value all by itself.AST is measured by physicians to determine li…ver damage. Anincreased AST is associated with a damaged liver, which is why wecheck it. .
There are a few things which will cause the AST value to comeout low when tested however. For instance if you are currentlytaking Vitamin C to ward off an infection this will cause your ASTvalue to measure a bit lower than it would otherwise. This is notreally a bad thing however as the low measurement has more to dowith molecular interference than an actual low value (the Vitamin Cjust gets in the way). Penicillin can also cause a lower value. Thenormal value for women is also a bit lower than the normal valuefor men, so depending on what reference ranges you look at youcould be misinterpreting the information. .
The only thing I could find where a low AST was even associatedwith something bad was in instances of poisoning with cyanide, butit would not be the only value which would come out abnormal, andyou would surely notice the symptoms. .
Basically it's nothing to worry about. (MORE)
The word ast comes from Persian (also known as Farsi or Parsi), and it means is in English. Persian and Sanskrit are the basis of Indo European languages. The relatioships… of languages are usually derived from a number of clues including the auxiliary verbs, numbers, and family realtionships..
Her is the word ast in a numebr of Indo European languages:.
Persian Sanskrit English Spanish Potuguese German French.
ast stah is es es ist est (MORE)
AST is another name for SGOT and ALT is another name for SGPT. The reference range of AST is 15-41 IU/L and that of ALT is 14-54IU/L There is no specific medicine in homeopa…thy for lowering AST and ALT but there are medicines which improves liver functions. (MORE)
Ut stands for Atlantic Standard Time. There are several different time zones that use the letters AST. It can mean: Alaskan Standard Time (GMT -7:00) Atlantic Standa…rd Time (GMT -4:00) on Canada's east coast. Arabic Standard Time (GMT +3:00) in Iraq Arab Standard Time (GMT +3:00) in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Arabian Standard Time (GMT +4:00) in the United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Standard Time (GMT +4:30) .
There are currently two time zones that share the abbreviation AST: .
Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4) .
Arabia Standard Time (UTC+3) (MORE)
Read your governing documents, a copy of which you signed when you purchased your co-op, and figure out what you promised to pay. If you promised to pay AST Assessment, then… you owe it. As an option, your board may be able to cloud your title with a lien or otherwise enforce your agreement to collect the debt that you owe. (MORE)
ALT and AST can be elevated in many diseases, but are indicators of the health of the liver. If they are both elevated then there is something going on with the liver, but wit…hout more information, or without knowing their numbers I wouldn't be able to give a reliable diagnosis. Some of the causes of elevated ALT and AST are: alcoholism, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, and some blood disorders, but there are many more. (MORE)
In the long history of medieval Dehli, this phrase has been famously uttered twice, once by the Saint of the people Nizamuddin Aulia and then again by the drunken sultan Muham…mad Shah, popularly known as "Rangeeley" for his colorful lifestyle full of liquor, poetry, dance and women. Legend has is that Aulia, while a great 14th century social servant he was, had no time for people in power. This had dismayed many a Sultan and particularly Ghiasuddin Tughlaq, who was wary of the Aulia's popularity with both the Muslim, and surprisingly, the Hindu populace of Delhi. Hence, Ghias was very angry with the Aulia. Ghais left for the east in order to tame Bengal and received some quotes that the Aulia had been disrespectful to him. So the Sultan said that he was going to behead the Aulia when he reached back to Delhi. Thw Auliya's patrons were worried about this but the Auliya was unperturbed and uttered in persian "Hunooz Dilli Door Ast" or Delhi is still quite a way away". The Sultan's Bengal campaign was very successful and after this he began his journey back to Dehli. After a few days one evening he reached near Dehli and camped on the eastern bank of Yamuna, with his Dehli being the current southwest Delhi on the western side of the river. However it was here that the Sultan calamitously died because the "pandaal" erected in his honor at a party collapsed on him. Hence, the term "dilli door hai" is a colloquial in Hindustani for - do not attempt to count your chickens before the eggs have hatched or there is many a slip between the cup and the lip. Doesn't work always though. Muhammad Shah was completely enamoured with drink, music and women to notice that the once powerful mughal empire was crumbling around him and was prime for an attack by the Afsharid, Nadir Shah Qoli Beg. When prompted, Muhammad Shah "Rangeeley" would utter the famous lines, hunooz dilli door ast, but these were insufficient to stop Nadir Shah from raiding Delhi and plundering it, killing more than 100000 of its inhabitants in one day (14th-15th Feb 1739), and erecting mountains of human skulls from decapitated bodies. (MORE)
AST is one of many ambiguous time zone designations. It stands for both Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4) and Arabia Standard Time (UTC+3). The people who control the time zone… database not only tolerate ambiguous time zone designations, but the often create them themselves! In fact, they're doing it again in December 2014, making BST (British Summer Time) ambiguous on the 27th, when Bougainville Standard Time begins its existence. I absolutely refuse to play along with such an extremely idiotic practice, so I use my own abbreviations for most of the ambiguous ones, including AAST for Arabia Standard Time and BOUST for Bougainville Standard Time. (MORE)
AST (aspartate transaminase) is another name for SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase). It is a liver enzyme. While it could be elevated in cases of liver inflammatio…n, it could also be elevated in cases of heart attack, severe burns, kidney disease, pancreatitis, certain musculoskeletal diseases, hemolytic anemia, or trauma. The reference ranges for AST are 8 - 40 IU/L in males and 6 - 34 IU/L in females. (MORE)
Adelaide Aste has: Played Iris in "La suora giovane" in 1965. Played Paziente in "Pierino medico della SAUB" in 1981. Performed in "Odore di spigo" in 1990. Performed in "Memo…ria" in 1994. Played Signorina Frontoni in "Il maresciallo Rocca" in 1996. Played Mariapia in "Un medico in famiglia" in 1998. Performed in "Passaggio per il paradiso" in 1998. Performed in "Ciao professore" in 1999. Played Soraia in "Amici ahrarara" in 2001. Played herself in "Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1" in 2008. (MORE)
Antonio Aste has written: 'Avidio Cassio. Aspetti storici e letterari di una secessione' 'La Vita Getae dell'Historia Augusta' 'Le vite minori dell'Historia Augusta. D. …Septimius Clodius Albinus' 'La Vita Clodii Albini dell'Historia Augusta' (MORE)