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Acronyms ACGIH: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists AChE: acetylcholinesterase ACTUR: automated central tumor registry AF: Air Force AFB: Air Force base AFIP: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology AFRRI: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute AIBS: American Institute of Biological Sciences AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AMSA: Army medical surveillance activity ANSR: Army/Navy serum repository APA: American Psychiatric Association ARCOM: Army reserve command ASIMS: Aeromedical Services Information Management System ATP: adenosine triphosphate BAA: Broad Area Announcement BIRLS: Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator Subsystem BSI: Brief Symptom Inventory BW: biological warfare CARC: chemical-agent-resistant coating CBW: chemical and biological warfare 189

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190 HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR CCEP: Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CFS: chronic fatigue syndrome CHAMPS: Career History Archival Medical and Personnel System CHAMPUS: Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services CI: confidence interval CIA: Central Intelligence Agency CNS: central nervous system CW: chemical warfare DDVP: dichlorvos DEET: N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide DHHS: Department of Health and Human Services DISN: Defense Information System Network DMDC: Defense Manpower Data Center DMED: Defense Medical Epidemiological Database DMIS: Defense Medical Information System DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid DoD: Department of Defense DoE: Department of Energy DSB: Defense Science Board DSM: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DU: depleted uranium DVA: Department of Veterans Affairs EHRC: environmental hazards research center EPA: Environmental Protection Agency FDA: Food and Drug Administration FEV1/FVC: ratio of forced expiratory volume in one second to forced vital capacity GAO: General Accounting Office GIS: geographical information system GSI: General Severity Index GWS: Gulf War Syndrome HIV: human immunodeficiency virus HPA: hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal HRA: Health Risk Appraisal ICD-9: International Classification of Diseases, version 9 IES: Impact of Event Scale

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ACRONYMS IOM: Institute of Medicine IPDS: Individual Patient Data System IRR: Individual Ready Reserve ITRI: Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute MCS: multiple chemical sensitivity MEPRS: Military Entrance Processing Reporting System MFUA. Medical Follow-up Agency MHSS: Military Health Surveillance System MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report MOPP: mission objective protective posture MRE: meal, ready-to-eat MRI: magnetic resonance imaging MTF: medical treatment facility MOOD: military working dog NAS: NationalAcademyof Sciences NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCI: National Cancer Institute AUDI: National Death Index NEPEC: Northeast Program Evaluation Center NEPMU: Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit NHRC: Naval Health Research Center NIH: National Institutes of Health NOAA: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration NPCD: National Patient Care Database NRC: National Research Council ODS: Operation Desert Storm ODS/S: Operation Desert Shield/Storm OMB: Office of Management and Budget OPD: oxidative phosphorylation disorder OPIDN: organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy OTA: Office of Technology Assessment PAC: President's Advisory Committee PAHs: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PARRTS: Patient Accounting and Reporting Real-Time Tracking System PB: pyridostigmine bromide PEL: permissible exposure level PG: Persian Gulf PGHR: Persian Gulf Health Registry PGVCB: Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board 191

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192 HEAL TH CONSEQ UENCES OF THE PERSIAN G ULF WAR PGVIIT: Persian Gulf Veterans Illnesses Investigation Team POW: Persian Gulf War PL: public law PMT: Program Management Team PTF: Patient Treatment File PTSD: posttraumatic stress disorder RME: reasonable maximum individual exposure RR: relative risk RUL: Registry of Unit Locations RWG: Research Working Group SCC: Specialized Care Center SCL-R-90: Symptom Check List-Revised-90 SCUD: Soviet-designed surface-to-surface missile SWA: Southwest Asia TAML: theater area medical laboratory TDY: temporary duty TEAM: Troop Exposure Assessment Model TLV: threshold limit value TRICARE: Regionalized tri-service health care system TRI-SERVICE: Army, Navy, Air Force UCAP: uniform case assessment protocol UI: unexplained illnesses UMR: uniform medical record UN: United Nations USACHPPM: U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine USAEHA: U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency USAHDS: U.S. Army HIV Data System USAMMDA: U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity USAMRICD: U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense USAMRIID: U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases USAMRMC: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command USAPDA: U.S. Army Disability Database USMEPCOM: U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command USPHS: U.S. Public Health Service USUHS: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences VA: Veterans Administration VACO: VA Central Office

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VA~C: VA Medical Center WCRS: Wod~ide Casuals Reposing System TO: World Meteorological Org~iz~ion FIR: Wailer Reed Army Inshore of Rese~cb ~C: Waker Reed Army Medical Center 793

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