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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



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