ECBC

Edgewood Chem-Bio Center

ELISA

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency


FLAPS

fluorescent aerodynamic particle sizing

FTIR

Fourier transform infrared


HEPA

high-efficiency particulate air

HHA

handheld immunochromotographic assay

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HVAC

heating, ventilation, and air conditioning


ID

identification

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IR

infrared

ISE

ion-selective electrodes


JBPDS

Joint Biological Point Detection System

JBREWS

Joint Biological Remote Warning System


LAR

ligase amplification reaction

LBNL

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LCR

ligase chain reaction

LD50

lethal dose 50 (having a 50 percent probability of causing death)

lidar

light detection and ranging

LSPR

localized surface plasmon resonance


MALDI

matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MRE

molecular recognition element

mRNA

messenger RNA

MS

mass spectrometer

MS/MS

tandem mass spectrometry


NAD(P)

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate)

NAD(P)H

reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate)

NADH

reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

NASBA

nucleic acid-sequence-based amplification

NIJ

National Institute of Justice

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NRC

National Research Council


OTA

Office of Technology Assessment


PCR

polymerase chain reaction

pH

potential of hydrogen; negative 10-base log (power) of the positive hydrogen ion concentration; measure of acidity

pI

isoelectric point; the pH at which a particle is neutral

PM-10

particulate matter of 10 micrometers in diameter or smaller


QCM

quartz crystal microbalance

RNA bacteriophage


RCA

rolling circle amplification

RNA

ribonucleic acid

rRNA

ribosomal RNA



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