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Glossary and Acronyms


AAP

American Academy of Pediatrics

Action

Demonstrated effects in various biological systems that may or may not have physiological significance

Adverse effect

Any significant alteration in the structure or function of the human organism or any impairment of a physiologically important function that could lead to a health effect that is adverse

AI

Adequate Intake

AITD

Autoimmune thyroid disease

Association

Potential interactions derived from studies (e.g., epidemiological) of the relationship between specific nutrients and specific diseases

ASTDR

Agency for Toxic Substance and Diet Registry


Bioavailability

Accessibility of a nutrient to participate in unspecified metabolic and/or physiological processes

BMI

Body mass index: weight (kg)/height (cm)2


CHD

Coronary heart disease

Cr

Elemental symbol for chromium



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Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc J Glossary and Acronyms AAP American Academy of Pediatrics Action Demonstrated effects in various biological systems that may or may not have physiological significance Adverse effect Any significant alteration in the structure or function of the human organism or any impairment of a physiologically important function that could lead to a health effect that is adverse AI Adequate Intake AITD Autoimmune thyroid disease Association Potential interactions derived from studies (e.g., epidemiological) of the relationship between specific nutrients and specific diseases ASTDR Agency for Toxic Substance and Diet Registry Bioavailability Accessibility of a nutrient to participate in unspecified metabolic and/or physiological processes BMI Body mass index: weight (kg)/height (cm)2 CHD Coronary heart disease Cr Elemental symbol for chromium

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Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc CRBP Cellular retinol binding protein CSFII Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals; a survey conducted periodically by the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture CV Coefficient of variation: mean ÷ standard deviation CVD Cardiovascular disease DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid Dose-response assessment Second step in a risk assessment, in which the relationship between nutrient intake and an adverse effect (in terms of incidence or severity of the effect) is determined DRI Dietary Reference Intake EAR Estimated Average Requirement EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Erythrocyte Red blood cell FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology FDA Food and Drug Administration Fe Elemental symbol for iron FNB Food and Nutrition Board Function Role played by a nutrient in growth, development, and maturation Gravid Pregnant Hazard identification First step in a risk assessment, which is concerned with the collection, organization, and evaluation of all information pertaining to the toxic properties of a nutrient HIV Human immunodeficiency virus HRT Hormone replacement therapy

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Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer ICC Indian childhood cirrhosis ICCIDD International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders ICT Idiopathic copper toxicosis IM Intramuscular IOM Institute of Medicine IPCS International Programme on Chemical Safety IR Insulin receptor IRE Iron response element IRP Iron response proteins IU International units Lacto-ovovegetarian Person who consumes milk (lacto), eggs (ovo), and plant foods and products, but no meat or fish LDL Low density lipoprotein LMWCr Low molecular weight chromium-binding substance LOAEL Lowest-observed-adverse-effect level: lowest intake (or experimental dose) of a nutrient at which an adverse effect has been identified LSRO Life Sciences Research Office MCH Mean corpuscular hemoglobin—the amount of hemoglobin in erythrocytes (red blood cells) MCV Mean corpuscular volume—the volume of the average erythrocyte MI Myocardial infarction Mn Elemental symbol for manganese MnSOD Manganese superoxide dismutase MTF1 Metal response element transcription factor

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Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc NADH Nicotinamide adenine dinuleotide hydride; a coenzyme NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; a survey conducted periodically by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention NOAEL No-observed-adverse-effect level; highest intake (or experimental dose) of a nutrient at which no adverse effect has been observed NRC National Research Council OTA Office of Technology Assessment Phylloquinone Plant form of vitamin K and a major form of this vitamin in the human diet Provitamin A carotenoids α-Carotene, β-carotene, and β-cryptoxanthin RAR Retinoic acid receptor RDA Recommended Dietary Allowance RE Retinol equivalents Risk assessment Organized framework for evaluating scientific information, which has as its objective a characterization of the nature and likelihood of harm resulting from excess human exposure to an environmental agent (in this case, a nutrient); it includes the development of both qualitative and quantitative expressions of risk Risk characterization Final step in a risk assessment, which summarizes the conclusions from steps 1 through 3 of the risk assessment (hazard identification, dose response, and estimates of exposure) and evaluates the risk; this step also includes a characterization of the degree of scientific confidence that can be placed in the Tolerable Upper Intake Level Risk management Process by which risk assessment results are integrated with other information to make decisions about the need for, method of, and extent of risk reduction; in addition, risk management

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Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc considers such issues as the public health significance of the risk, the technical feasibility of achieving various degrees of risk control, and the economic and social costs of this control RNA Ribonucleic acid RNI R ecommended Nutrient Intake RXR Retinoid X receptor SD Standard deviation SE Standard error SEM Standard error of the mean SOD Superoxide dismutase sTfR Soluble transferrin receptor TDS Total Diet Study; a study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration TfR Transferrin receptor Tg Thyroglobulin Thyrotropin Glycoprotein hormone that regulates thyroid function TIBC Total iron binding capacity TPN Total parenteral nutrition TRH Thyrotropin-releasing hormone TSH Thyroid stimulating hormone, also known as thyrotropin UF Uncertainty factor; number by which the NOAEL (or LOAEL) is divided to obtain the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL); the size of the UF varies depending on the confidence in the data and the nature of the adverse effect UL Tolerable Upper Intake Level USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture VLDL Very low density lipoprotein WHO World Health Organization