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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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