Abbreviations and Acronyms

 

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# 5-HTP -- 5-Hydroxytryptamine

 


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AA -- Alcoholics Anonymous

AA -- Arachidonic Acid

AAIA -- Allergy Asthma Information Association

AANP -- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

ACE -- American Council on Exercise

ACTH -- Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone

ACV -- Apple Cider Vinegar

AD -- Alzheimer's Disease

ADA -- American Dietetic Association

ADC -- AIDS Dementia Complex

ADD -- Attention Deficit Disorder

ADH -- Antidiuretic Hormone

AD/HD -- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD -- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

ADI -- Acceptable Daily Intake

AGE -- Advanced Glycation Endproduct

AHA -- Alpha Hydroxy Acid

AI -- Adequate Intake

AI -- Asbestos Institute

AIDS -- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

ALA -- Alpha-Lipoic Acid

ALS -- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

AMA -- American Medical Association

AMP -- Adenosine Monophosphate

AMTA -- American Massage Therapy Association

AP -- Action Potential

ARC -- AIDS-Related Complex

AQI -- Air Quality Index

ASETL -- American Society of Elemental Testing Laboratories

ATP -- Adenosine Triphosphate

 

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BCAA -- Branched Chain Amino Acid

BCC -- Basal Cell Carcinoma

BCE -- Before Common Era

BED -- Binge Eating Disorder

BGH -- Bovine Growth Hormone

BHA -- Butylated Hydroxyanisole

BHT -- Butylated Hydroxytoluene

BLS -- Basic Life Support

BMI -- Body Mass Index

BMR -- Basal Metabolic Rate

BP -- British Pharmacopoeia

BPH -- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/Hypertrophy

BRAT -- Bananas, Rice, Apples, Toast

BSB -- Black Sect Tantric Buddhism School

BSE -- Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease)

BSE -- Breast Self Exam

BV -- Biological Value

BVO -- Brominated Vegetable Oil

 

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CAM -- Complementary and Alternative Medicine

CAPE -- Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

CBC -- Complete Blood Cell Count

CCB(s) -- Calcium Channel Blockers

CCK -- Cholecystokinin

CCNM -- Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

CCO -- Cancer Care Ontario

CCOF -- California Certified Organic Farmers

CCM -- Contemporary Chinese Medicine

CCS -- Canadian Cancer Society

CD -- Crohn's Disease

CDSA -- Comprehensive Digestive and Stool Analysis

CFIDS -- Chronic Fatigue and Immune Deficiency Syndrome

CHD -- Coronary Heart Disease

CHFA -- Canadian Health Food Association

CFM -- Cross-Flow Microfiltered

CGF -- Chlorella Growth Factor

CHF -- Congestive Heart Failure

CJD -- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

CLA -- Conjugated Linoleic Acid

CMO -- Cerasomal-Cis-9-Cetylmyristoleate

CMTO -- College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

CMV -- Cytomegalovirus

CNA -- Canadian Naturopathic Association

CNME -- Council on Naturopathic Medical Education

CNS -- Central Nervous System

CoA -- Coenzyme A

Co-Q10 -- Coenzyme Q10

COG -- Canadian Organic Growers

COPD -- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CP -- Creatine Phosphate or Phosphocreatine

CPAP -- Continuous Positive Airways Pressure

CPR -- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CPT -- Continuous Performace Test

CRAP -- Corporately Regulated Arsenal of Pharmaceuticals

CS -- Chondroitin Sulfate

CSPI -- Centre for Science in the Public Interest

CT -- Computed Tomography (Scan)

CTS -- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CVA -- Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)

CVD -- Cardiovascular Disease

CWB -- Canadian Wheat Board

 

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D -- dextro, "right-handed"

DCIS -- Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

DCF -- Dose Conversion Factor

DDD -- Degenerative Disc Disease

DDT -- DicholoroDiphenylTricholoroethane

DFE -- Dietary Folate Equivalents

DHA -- Docosahexaenoic Acid

DHEA -- Dehydroepiandrosterone

DIM -- Diindolylmethane

DJD -- Degenerative Joint Disease

DKP -- Diketopiperazine

DLA -- Di-homo Gamma Linolenic Acid

DLE -- Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

DM -- Diabetes Mellitus

DM -- Dextromethorphan

DNA -- Deoxyribonucleic Acid

DP -- Diastolic Pressure

DRI -- Dietary Reference Intakes

DSM -- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

DTCA -- Direct to Consumer Advertising

DTR -- Dietetic Technician Registered

DV -- Daily Values

 

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e.g. -- (exempli gratia), for example

E1 -- Estrone

E2 -- Estradiol

E3 -- Estriol

EBV -- Epstein-Barr Virus

ECF -- Extracellular Fluid

ECG -- Electrocardiogram

ECT -- Electroconvulsive Therapy (Shock Treatment)

EDS -- Electro-Dermal Screening

EDTA -- Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid

EEG -- Electroencephalogram

EFA -- Essential Fatty Acid

EFM -- Electronic Fetal Monitoring

EI -- Environmental Illness

EKG -- Electrocardiogram

ELISA -- Enzyme-Linked Immunoadsorbent Assay

EM -- Environmental Medicine

EMDR -- Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMS -- Electronic Muscle Stimulators

EMS -- Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome

EPA -- Eicosapentaenoic Acid

EPA -- (United States) Environmental Protection Agency

EPI -- External Pernicious Influences

Epi -- Epinephrine

EPO -- Evening Primrose Oil

ERCP -- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

ERT -- Estrogen Replacement Therapy

ESCOP -- European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy

ETC -- Electron Transport Chain

EWG -- Environmental Working Group

 

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FAE -- Fetal Alcohol Effects

FAO -- (United States) Food and Agriculture Organization

FAS -- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FDA -- (United States) Food and Drug Administration

FFA -- Free Fatty Acids

FIR -- Far Infrared Light

FOS -- Fructooligosaccharides

FM -- Fibromyalgia

FSH -- Follicle Stimulating Hormone

 

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GAD -- Generalized Anxiety Disorder

GAG -- Glycosaminoglycans

GALT -- Gut Associated Lymphatic Tissue

GAS -- General Adaptation Syndrome

GC -- Gas Chromatography

GDM -- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

GDU -- Gelatin-Dissolving Unit

GE -- Genetically Engineered

GEO -- Genetically Engineered Organism

GERD -- Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease

GH -- Growth Hormone, e.g., somatotropin

GI -- Gastrointestinal

GIFT -- Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer

GIH -- Somatostatin

GLA -- Gamma Linolenic Acid

GMO -- Genetically Modified Organism

GMP -- Good Manufacturing Processes

GRAS -- Generally Recognized As Safe

GS -- Glucosamine Sulfate

GTF -- Glucose Tolerance Factor

GTN -- Glyceryl Trinitrate

 

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HAB -- Homöopathisches Arzneibuch

HBOT -- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HCA -- Hydroxycitric Acid

HDL -- High-Density Lipoproteins. "Good" cholesterol.

HEPA -- High Efficiency Particulate Air

HFCS -- High-Fructose Corn Syrup

hGH/HGH -- Human Growth Hormone

HIV -- Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HPLC -- High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

HPCUS -- Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States

HPV -- Human Papilloma Virus

HR -- Heart Rate

HRT -- Hormone Replacement Therapy

HT -- Healing Touch

HTLV -- Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus

HVP -- Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein

 

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i.e. -- (id est), that is

IACL -- International Aloe Certification Laboratories

IASC -- International Aloe Science Council

IBD -- Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBS -- Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome

IDDM -- Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Ig -- Immunoglobulin

IGT -- Impaired Glucose Tolerance

IHN -- Inositol Hexaniacinate

IMAC -- Interim Maximum Acceptable Concentration

INER -- Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research

INFACT -- The Infant Feeding Action Coalition

IPM -- Integrated Pest Management

IPT -- Insulin Potentiation Therapy

IQ -- Intelligent Quotient

ITP -- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

IU -- International Units

IUD(s) -- Intrauterine Devices

IV -- Intravenous

IVF -- In Vitro Fertilization

IVU -- International Vegetarian Union

 

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JAMA -- Journal of the American Medical Association

JRA -- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

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KS -- Kaposi's Sarcoma

 

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L -- levo, "left-handed"

LBW -- Low Birthweight

LCIS -- Lobular Carcinoma In Situ

LDL -- Low-Density Lipoproteins. "Bad" cholesterol.

LH -- Luteinizing Hormone

LOAEL -- Lowest-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level

LOEL -- Lowest-Observed-Effect Level

LPL -- Lipoprotein Lipase

LSD -- Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

LSH -- Luteum Stimulating Hormone

 

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MAC -- Mycobacterium Avium-intracellulare Complex

MAC -- Maximum Acceptable Concentration

MAO -- Monoamine Oxidase

MAP -- Master Amino Acid Pattern

MCS -- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

MCU -- Milk-Clotting Unit

MDRT -- Multiple Drug Rescue Therapy

ME -- Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

MEOS -- Microsomal Ethanol-Oxidizing System

MHPD -- Marketed Health Products Directorate

MMR -- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (Vaccine)

MMA -- Methyl Methacrylate

MRI -- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Scan)

MS -- Muscular Dystrophy

MSG -- Monosodium Glutamate

MSM -- Methylsulfonylmethane

MVP -- Mitral Valve Prolapse

 

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N-MPTP -- N-Methyl-1,2,3,4 Tetrahydropyridine

NAC -- N-acetylcysteine

NAD -- Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide

NAG -- N-acetyl Glucosamine

NAHEE -- National Association for Humane and Environmental Education

NCCDS -- National Cooperative Crohn's Disease Study

NCIC -- National Cancer Institute of Canada

NDI -- Negligible Daily Intake

NE -- Niacin Equivalents

NERD -- Non-Erosive Acid Reflux Disease

NHP -- Natural Health Product

NHRT -- Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

NIA -- National Institute on Aging

NIDDM -- Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

NK (cell) -- Natural Killer Cell

NMH -- Neurally Mediated Hypotension

NOAEL -- No-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level

NOEL -- No-Observed-Effect Level

NPLEX -- Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations

NPU -- Net Protein Utilization

NREM -- Non-Rapid Eye Movement

NS -- Nervous System

NSAID(s) -- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug(s)

NST -- Neuro-Structural Integration Technique

NTA -- Nitrilotriacetic Acid

nvCJD -- (new variant) Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

NVICP -- National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

 

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OA -- Osteoarthritis

OA -- Oxindole Alkaloids

OCD -- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCIA -- Organic Crop Improvement Association

OFRF -- Organic Farming Research Foundation

OMC -- Octylmethoxycinnamate

OMTA -- Ontario Massage Therapist Association

ONHP -- Office of Natural Health Products

OPC(s) -- Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins

ORAC -- Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity

ORT -- Oral Rehydration Therapy

OTC -- Over The Counter

 

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PABA -- Para-Aminobenzoic Acid

PAP -- Prostatic Acid Phosphatase

PBB -- Polybrominated Biphenyl

PBDE -- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

PC -- Phosphatidylcholine

PC -- Prostate Cancer

PCB -- Polychlorinated Biphenyl

PCM -- Protein-Kcalorie Malnutrition

PD -- Parkinson's Disease

PDCAAS -- Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score

PE -- Phosphatidylethanolamine

PEM -- Protein Energy Malnutrition

PER -- Protein Efficiency Ratio

PF -- Pharmacopée Française

PFOA -- Perfluoroocatonoic Acid

PGA -- Prostaglandin of the A type

PGE -- Prostaglandin of the E type

PGE2 -- Prostaglandin E2

PGI2 -- Prostacyclin, Prostaglandin I2

PID -- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

PKU -- Phenylketonuria (disease)

PMDD -- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

PML -- Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

PNDS -- Post-Nasal Drip Syndrome

PMU -- Pregnant Mare's Urine

PNI -- Psychoneuroimmunology

PNS -- Parasympathetic Nervous System

POA -- Pentacyclic Oxindole Alkaloids

POP -- Persistent Organic Pollutants

PPM -- Parts Per Million

PREMARIN -- Pregnant Mares' Urine

PS -- Phosphatidylserine, Phosphatidyl Serine

PTSD -- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PUFA -- Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid

 

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QAI -- Quality Assurance International

 

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RA -- Rheumatoid Arthritis

RAST -- Radioallergosorbent (Test)

RBC -- Red Blood Cell (Count)

RBP -- Retinol-Binding Protein

RD -- Registered Dietitian

RDA -- Recommended Daily Allowance

RDA -- Recommended Dietary Allowance

RE -- Retinol Equivalent

REM -- Rapid Eye Movement

RNA -- Ribonucleic Acid

RO -- Reverse Osmosis

RSI -- Repetitive Strain Injury

RSV -- Respiratory Syncytial Virus

 

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SAD -- Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAMe -- S-adenosyl Methionine

SCC -- Squamous Cell Carcinoma

SDAT -- Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type

SHBG -- Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin

SIDS -- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SJW -- Saint John's Wort

SLE -- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

SNS -- Sympathetic Nervous System

SOD -- Superoxide Dismutase

SPF -- Sun Protection Factor

SSRI -- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

STD -- Sexually Transmitted Disease

 

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TB -- Tuberculosis

TB -- Pulmonary Tuberculosis

TBS -- Traumatic Birth Syndrome

TBW -- Total Body Water

TCM -- Traditional Chinese Medicine

TDI -- Tolerable Daily Intake

TDS -- Total Dissolved Solids

TE -- Tocopherol Equivalents

TEF -- Thermic Effect of Food

TENS -- Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

TH -- Thyroid Hormones

THBQ -- Tertbutylhydroquinone

THC -- Tetrahydrocannabinol/Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol

TIA -- Transient Ischemic Attack

TLC -- Thin Layer Chromatography

TM -- Transcendental Meditation

TMJ -- Temporomandibular Joint

TOA -- Tetracyclic Oxindole Alkaloids

TSH -- Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone

TT -- Tellington Touch

TT -- Therapeutic Touch

TVP -- Textured Vegetable Protein

 

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UHT -- Ultra High Temperature

URT -- Upper Respiratory Tract

USDA -- United States Department of Agriculture

USP -- United States Pharmacopeial Convention

UTI -- Urinary Tract Infection

UV -- Ultraviolet

 

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VAERS -- Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

VLDL -- Very-Low-Density Lipoproteins

VUNA -- Vegetarian Union of North America

 

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WBC -- White Blood Cell (Count)

WHI -- Women's Health Initiative

WHO -- World Health Organization

WWW -- World Wide Web

 

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ZIFT -- Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer

 

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