Glossary Of Acronyms

Glossary of acronyms/abbreviations
ACLA anticardiolipin antibodies
ACTH adrenocorticotrophic hormone (compare to simultaneous cortisol)
ADH antidiuretic hormone (compare to simultaneous osmolality)
AGA antigliadin antibodies
API-STAPH special culture for MARCoNS
BBB blood brain barrier
BEG spray Bactroban, EDTA and gentamicin nasal spray
BP (Biotoxin Pathway) schematic designed to represent various components of innate immune responses in CIRS
BNP brain natriuretic peptide
cAMP cyclic AMP
C3a split product of activation of complement component 3
C4a split product of activation of complement component 4
CIRS chronic inflammatory response syndrome
CBC complete blood count
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CFS chronic fatigue syndrome
CIRS-WDB chronic inflammatory response syndrome caused by exposure to the interior environment of water-damaged buildings
CMP comprehensive metabolic profile
CN caudate nucleus
CNS central nervous system
CRBAI Center for Research on Biotoxin Associated Illnesses. 501-c-3; Pocomoke, Md.
CRP C-reactive protein
CRS chronic rhinosinusitis, inflammatory response to fungi in sinuses
CSM cholestyramine
DHEA-S stable precursor of the androgen testosterone
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
Epo erythropoietin
ERMI Environmental Relative Moldiness Index
ESR sedimentation rate (sed rate)
Factor VIII clotting factor included in vWF
FSH follicle stimulating hormone
GAO US Government Accountability Office (Federal report on mold 2008)
GFAP glial fibrillary acidic protein
GGTP gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (bile canalicular marker)
G/g ratio glutamate to glutamine ratio measured on MRS
HEPA High efficiency particulate air filtration
HERTSMI-2 Health effects roster of type specific formers of mycotoxins and inflammagens, second version
HIDA scan nuclear scan looking for reduced gallbladder ejection of bile
HLA DR human leukocyte antigen Class II, DR locus
IgE immune globulin E
LH luteinizing hormone
Lyme WB Lyme Western blot
mRNA messenger RNA
microRNA modulator of mRNA
MARCoNS multiply antibiotic resistant coagulase negative staphylococci
CoNS not more than one class of antibiotic resistance
MRCoNS methicillin resistant coag neg staph
MASP2 mannose binding lectin associated serine protease 2
microRNA small, non-coding regulatory RNA
MMP9 matrix metalloproteinase 9
MNQI mold NeuroQuant Index
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRS magnetic resonance spectroscopy
MSH alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone
NAA N-acetyl aspartate a measure of white matter
NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Health
NQ NeuroQuant
Organic anion transport system cellular based pump that secretes anions into bile and CSF
PAI-1 plasminogen activating inhibitor
PASP pulmonary artery systolic pressure
POA PolicyHolders of America 2010 Report of Expert Mold Treating Physicians Consensus Statement
RA pressure right atrial pressure
SNP single nucleotide polymorphism
TGF beta-1 transforming growth factor beta-1
T reg T regulatory lymphocyte
acquired CD4+CD25++
thymus derived CD4+CD25++CD127 lo/-
T3 tri-iodothyroxine
TSH Thyroid stimulating hormone
T regurg AKA tricuspid jet Tricuspid valve regurgitation
vWF von Willebrand’s profile
VCS visual contrast sensitivity
VEGF vascular endothelial growth factor
VIP vasoactive intestinal polypeptide
WDB water-damaged building
WHO World Health Organization (report on mold 2009)