CSPG

chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan

CT (or CAT)

computed tomography (or computer-assisted tomography)


DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

DVT

deep vein thrombosis


EDRN

Early Detection Research Network

EMG

electromyogram

EMS

emergency medical services


FAM

functional assessment measure

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FES

functional electrical stimulation

FGF

fibroblast growth factor

FIM

functional independence measure

fMRI

functional magnetic resonance imaging

FMS

functional magnetic stimulation

FOR-SCI

Facilities of Research Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury

FY

fiscal year


GABA

γ-aminobutyric acid

GDNF

glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor


HIV-AIDS

human immunodeficiency virus-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

HL7

Health Level Seven


ICCP

International Campaign for Cures of Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis

ICIDH

International Classification of Impairment, Disabilities, and Handicaps

ICMIC

In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers

ICORD

International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries

IDEA

Innovative, Developmental, or Exploratory Activities

IND

investigational new drug

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IRB

institutional review board

ISRT

International Spinal Research Trust


MASCIS

Multicenter Animal Spinal Cord Injury Study

MR

magnetic resonance

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

mRNA

messenger ribonucleic acid



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