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HN2

Mechlorethamine, a nitrogen mustard

HN3

Tris(ß-chloroethyl) methylamine, a nitrogen mustard

hprt

Gene locus coding for hypoxanthine phosphoribosyl transferase

HS

Sulfur mustard (British acronym for agent HD); bis(2- chloroethyl) sulfide

HT

Impure mixture of distilled sulfur mustard, stabilizer compound, and sulfur impurities


IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

ICt50

Statistically estimated concentration over a period of time that would cause incapacitation to 50 percent of ex posed test subjects

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IP

Intraperitoneal

IV

Intravenous


LCt50

Statistically estimated concentration over a period of time that would be lethal to 50 percent of test subjects; median lethal count

LD50

Dose level that would be lethal to 50 percent of test subjects; median lethal dose


MEDLARS

Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System

MeSH

Medical Subject Headings

MSH

Melanocyte-stimulating hormone


NAD

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NDRC

National Defense Research Committee

NLM

National Library of Medicine

NOEL

No observed effect level

NRC

National Research Council

NRL

Naval Research Laboratory

NTIS

National Technical Information Service

NTP

National Toxicology Program


OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSRD

Office of Scientific Research and Development


PADPRP

Poly-(adenosine diphosphateribose) polymerase

PBB

Polybrominated biphenyl

PF

Protection factor

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder


RADS

Reactive airways disfunction syndrome

RASH

Rapid screening of hazard

RNA

Ribonucleic acid


SCE

Sister chromatid exchange

SIPRI

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

SM

Sulfur mustard



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