Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
Final Report


ACADA - Advanced Chemical Agent Detector/Alarm

AFIS - American Forces Information Services

AFRTS - Armed Forces Radio and Television Service

ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (DHHS)

BAA - Broad Agency Announcement

BT - botulinum toxoid

BuChE - butyryl cholinesterase

BW - biological warfare

CBT - cognitive-behavioral therapy

CBW - chemical and biological warfare

CCEP - Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (DOD)

CDC - Centers for Disease Control (DHHS)

CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

CHAMPUS - Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services

CIA - Central Intelligence Agency

CL - cutaneous leishmaniasis

CME - Continuing Medical Education

CNS - central nervous system

CW - chemical warfare

CWG - Clinical Working Group

DBWG - Disabilities and Benefits Working Group

DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services

DOD - Department of Defense

DOE - Department of Energy

DOL - Department of Labor

DSB - Defense Science Board

DU - depleted uranium

EEG - electroencephalogram

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

FDA - Food and Drug Administration (DHHS)

FM - fibromyalgia

GAO - General Accounting Office

HI - Hazard Indices

IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer

IND - investigational new drug

IOM - Institute of Medicine

IRB - Institutional Review Board

KTO - Kuwaiti Theater of Operations

MCS - multiple chemical sensitivity

MOU - Memorandum of Understanding

MSD - musculoskeletal system disorder

NCHS - National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS)

NCS - National Comorbidity Survey

NIH - National Institutes of Health (DHHS)

NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (DHHS)

NRC - National Research Council

NVLSP - National Veterans Legal Services Program

OMB - Office of Management and Budget

OBS - organic brain syndrome

OPIDN - organophosphate-induced delayed neurotoxicity

PAH - polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

PB - pyridostigmine bromide

PGFSP - Persian Gulf Family Support Program

PGIT - Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Investigation Team (DOD)

PRD - Presidential Review Directive

PSA - Public Service Announcement

PTSD - post-traumatic stress disorder

RCS - Readjustment Counseling Service (VA)

RWG - Research Working Group

SCE - sister chromatid exchange

SSIDC - Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-defined Conditions

TAP - Transition Assistance Program

TBE - tick borne encephalitis

UNSCOM - United Nations Special Committee (on Iraq)

VA - Department of Veterans Affairs

VAMC - Veterans Administration Medical Center

VL - viscerotropic leishmaniasis

VOC - volatile organic compound

VSO - veterans service organization

WWI - World War I

WWII - World War II

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