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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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Acronyms


ACGIH —

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists

AChE —

anticholinesterases

AFRRI —

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

AR —

Army regulation

ARCOM —

Army Reserve Command


BaP —

benzo-a-pyrene

BIRLS —

Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator Subsystem


CARC —

chemical agent resistant coating

CBW —

chemical and biological warfare

CCEP —

Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program

CDC —

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CFS —

chronic fatigue syndrome

CIA —

Central Intelligence Agency


DEET —

N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide

DNA —

deoxyribonucleic acid

DoD —

Department of Defense

DSB —

Defense Science Board

DSM-III —

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 3rd edition

DU —

depleted uranium

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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EPA —

Environmental Protection Agency


FDA —

Food and Drug Administration


GAO —

General Accounting Office

GIS —

Geographical Information System

GWS —

Gulf War syndrome


HHS —

Department of Health and Human Services

HIV —

human immunodeficiency virus


IND —

investigational new drug

IOM —

Institute of Medicine


MCS —

multiple chemical sensitivities

MFUA —

Medical Follow-up Agency

MRDA —

Military Recommended Dietary Allowances

MRE —

meal, ready-to-eat


NAS —

National Academy of Sciences

NASA —

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NDI —

National Death Index

NIH —

National Institutes of Health

NOAA —

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

NRC —

National Research Council


ODS —

Operation Desert Storm

ODS/S —

Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield


PAHs —

single and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

PB —

pyridostigmine bromide

PG —

Persian Gulf

PGW —

Persian Gulf War

PL —

public law

PTSD —

post-traumatic stress disorder


RME —

reasonable maximum individual exposure


SCE —

sister chromatid exchange

SCUD —

Soviet-designed surface-to-surface missile

SWA —

Southwest Asia

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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TLV —

threshold limit value


USAEHA —

U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency

USAMRICD —

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

USAMRIID —

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases


VA —

Department of Veterans Affairs

VAMC —

VA Medical Center

VOC —

volatile organic chemical


WRAIR —

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 1995. Health Consequences of Service During the Persian Gulf War: Initial Findings and Recommendations for Immediate Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/4904.
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This initial volume in an ongoing study of the potential health consequences of service during the Persian Gulf War responds to a request from Congress to determine whether actions taken to evaluate health effects have been appropriate. It reflects the committee's examination of health outcomes and related research efforts, women's health and reproductive health issues, infrastructure and procedures for data collection, health services influences, the role of psychiatric diagnosis, and a review of the activities of boards and coordinating groups, as well as how issues stemming from involvement in the Persian Gulf might be relevant for possible future conflicts. While the committee continues its full-length study of the problem, the recommendations in this volume are for actions it feels should be taken immediately.

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