CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY

Appendix 2

 

Acronyms

 

ADH

antidiuretic hormone

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AMU

atomic mass unit

ATP

adenosine triphosphate

BMI

body mass index

BMR

basal metabolic rate

CAM

crassulacean acid metabolism

DDT

dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

DRI

dietary reference intakes

EGF

epidermal growth factor

ER

endoplasmic reticulum

ETS

electron-transport system

FAD

flavin adenine dinucleotide

FAS

fetal alcohol system

FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone

GnRH

gonadotropin-releasing hormone

GSH

growth-stimulating hormone

HDL

high-density lipoprotein

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HLA

human leukocyte antigens

ICSH

interstitial cell-stimulating hormone

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

LDL

low-density lipoprotein

LH

luteinizing hormone

Lp(a)

lipoprotein a

NAD

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

NADP

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate

PCB

polychlorinated biphenyl

pH

hydrogen ion concentration

PKU

phenylketone urea

RBC

red blood cell

RNA

ribonucleic acid

RuBisCo

ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome

SDA

specific dynamic action

STD

sexually transmitted disease

TCA

tricarboxylic acid cycle

TSH

thyroid-stimulating hormone

UNAIDS

United Nations Joint HIV/AIDS Program

USAMRIID

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

VLDL

very-low-density lipoprotein

WBC

white blood cell