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Suggested Citation:"GLOSSARY." Institute of Medicine. 1996. Interactions of Drugs, Biologics, and Chemicals in U.S. Military Forces. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5515.
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Glossary

additive effect:

When the combined effect of a combination of agents is equal to the sum of the effects of each of the agents given alone.

antagonistic effect:

When the combined effect of a combination of agents is less than that predicted on the basis of simple addition of the effects of the doses or responses of those agents.

ARD:

acute respiratory disease.

BIRLS:

Beneficiary Identification and Records Locator Subsystem, an automated database containing information (including vital status) on all veteran beneficiaries of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

CDC:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CWI:

cold weather injury

DEET:

N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide

DoD:

U.S. Department of Defense.

EPA:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

FDA:

Food and Drug Administration.

GIS:

geographical identification system.

HIV:

human immunodeficiency virus.

Suggested Citation:"GLOSSARY." Institute of Medicine. 1996. Interactions of Drugs, Biologics, and Chemicals in U.S. Military Forces. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5515.
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ICD:

International Classification of Diseases, now in its ninth revision, is a scheme for coding medical conditions.

IND:

investigational new drug.

interaction:

When the presence of one agent affects an exposed individual's reactivity to other agents.

IPDS:

Individual Patient Data System, an automated system of the U.S. Army containing records for each inpatient discharge.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report:

a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention containing, among other things, national data on reportable diseases.

Medical treatment facility:

a place where health care is delivered.

MedWatch:

FDA medical products reporting system.

MOS:

military occupational specialty.

PB:

pyridostigmine bromide.

PBPD:

physiologically based pharmacodynamic.

RDSS:

Reportable Disease Surveillance System.

SSN:

Social Security number.

synergistic effect:

When the combined effects of a combination of agents are greater than would be anticipated from the simple addition of the effects of the doses or responses of those agents.

USAHDS:

U.S. Army HIV Data System, which acquires and maintains the data for the Army's HIV testing program.

USAMRIID:

U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.

USAMRMC:

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

USPDP:

Uniformed Services Prescription Database Project, an Army database containing nationwide information on prescribed drugs.

VA:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

VAERS:

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

Suggested Citation:"GLOSSARY." Institute of Medicine. 1996. Interactions of Drugs, Biologics, and Chemicals in U.S. Military Forces. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5515.
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