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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2000. Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9953.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations


ACh

acetylcholine

AChE

acetylcholinesterase

AFTAC

Air Force Technical Applications Center

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

ALP

alkaline phosphatase

APA

American Psychiatric Association

ATP

adenosine triphosphate

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

A-V

atrioventricular

AVIP

Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program


BBB

blood–brain barrier

BEIR

Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

BMG

beta2-microglobulin

BuChE

butyrylcholinesterase


CARC

chemical agent-resistant coating

CAS

Chemical Abstracts Service

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEDR

Comprehensive Epidemiology Data Resource (DOE)

CFS

chronic fatigue syndrome

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2000. Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9953.
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CHPPM

Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (U.S. Army)

CI

confidence interval

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CNS

central nervous system

CW

chemical warfare


DBS

Division of Biological Standards

DEET

N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

DoD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DSM-III

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition

DTP

diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis

DU

depleted uranium


EAE

experimental allergic encephalomyelitis

EEG

electroencephalogram

EKG

electrocardiogram

EF

edema factor

ELISA

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

EMG

electromyography

ERP

event-related potential


FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FEV

forced expiratory volume

FFMPC

Fernald Feed Materials Production Center

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FR

fixed ratio

FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone


GABA

gamma-aminobutyric acid

GAO

General Accounting Office

GC-MS

gas chromatograph–mass spectroscopy

gd

gestational day

GGT

gamma-glutamyltransferase

GH

growth hormone

GHRH

GH-releasing hormone


Hg

mercury

HI-6

1-[[[4-(aminocarbonyl)pyridinio]methoxy]methyl]-2-(hydroxyimino)methyl]-pyridinium dichloride monohydrate

HIAA

5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2000. Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9953.
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HIB

Haemophilus influenzae type B

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HLA

human leukocyte antigen

HPA

hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal

HSV

herpes simplex virus

HT

5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin)


IC

immunoconglutinin

ICD-9-CM

International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification

ICRP

International Commission on Radiological Protection

IDPN

iminodipropionitrile

Ig

immunoglobulin

i.m.

intramuscular

IMPA

isopropyl methylphosphonic acid

IND

Investigational New Drug

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IPV

inactivated poliovirus vaccine

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

i.v.

intravenous


LD50

median lethal dose

LDH

lactate dehydrogenase

LF

lethal factor

LH

luteinizing hormone


MCS

multiple chemical sensitivity

MDPH

Michigan Department of Public Health

MeSH

Medical Subject Headings

MHC

major histocompatibility complex

MMPI

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

MMR

measles–mumps–rubella

MPA

methylphosphonic acid

mRNA

messenger ribonucleic acid

MSAEFI

Monitoring System for Adverse Events Following Immunization

MTD

maximum tolerated dose

MTP

muramyl tripeptide


NAG

N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase

NIAID

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH

National Institutes of Health

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2000. Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9953.
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NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NLM

National Library of Medicine

NP

neuropsychological

NRC

National Research Council

NTE

neuropathy target esterase

NTIS

National Technical Information Service


OCLC

Online Computer Library Center

OP

organophosphate

OPIDN

organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy

OPV

oral polio vaccine

OR

odds ratio

OSAGWI

Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (DoD)


PEmax, Pimax

peak expiratory flow, peak inspiratory flow

PA

protective antigen

PAC

Presidential Advisory Committee

PAH

p-aminohippurate

2-PAM

praloxidime chloride

PB

pyridostigmine bromide

PD

pharmacodynamics

PEF

peak expiratory flow

PEP

primate equilibrium platform

PK

pharmacokinetics

PL

prolactin

POMC

pro-opiomelanocortin

PON1

paraoxonase/arylesterase 1

PPS

postpoliomyelitis syndrome

PTSD

posttraumatic stress disorder

PVR

peripheral vascular resistance


Rc

airway resistance

RBC

red blood cell

REM

rapid eye movement

RF

rheumatoid factor

RNA

ribonucleic acid

RNMCB

Reserve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion

RR

relative risk


SAM

surface-to-air missile

s.c.

subcutaneous

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2000. Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9953.
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SCID-NP

Structured Clinical Interview

SF-36

Short Form-36 (Medical Outcome Study)

SLE

systemic lupus erythematosus

SMR

standardized mortality ratio

SSA

Social Security Administration

SWA

Southwest Asia


Ta

tantalum

TNF

tumor necrosis factor

TOCP

tri-o-cresyl phosphate


U

uranium

U.K.

United Kingdom

UNSCOM

United Nations Special Commission on Iraq

USAMRIID

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

U.S. NRC

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission


VA

Department of Veterans Affairs (formerly, Veterans Administration)

VAERS

Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System

VC

vital capacity


WHO

World Health Organization

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2000. Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9953.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2000. Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9953.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F: Acronyms and Abbreviations." Institute of Medicine. 2000. Gulf War and Health: Volume 1. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9953.
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