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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)



ABO agents of biological origin

AC hydrogen cyanide

AMEDD Army Medical Department

AMEDDC&S Army Medical Department Center and School

AML area medical laboratory

AN/PDR27 radiacmeter

AN/VDR2 radiacmeter

AO area of operations

AR Army regulation

ATM advanced trauma management

ATTN attention

BAS battalion aid station

BDU battle dress uniform

BSA brigade support area

BW biological warfare

BZ an incapacitating agent

C Centigrade

C-100 environmental control unit for DEPMEDS

C3 command, control, and communications

Cal/cm2 calories/square centimeter

CAM chemical agent monitor

CANA convulsant antidote for nerve agent (diazepam)

CB chemical/biological

CBPS chemical, biological, protected shelter

CG phosgene

cGy centigray

CHEMWARN chemical warning

CIR commonwealth of independent republics

CK cyanogen chloride

CL chlorine

CLS combat lifesaver

cm centimeter

cm2 square centimeter

CNS central nervous system

CO2 carbon dioxide

COMMZ communications zone

CONEX container express

CONUS continental United States

CPS collective protection shelter

CS combat support

CSC combat stress control

CSH combat support hospital

CSS combat service support

CW chemical warfare

CX halogenated oximes

DA Department of the Army

DAP decontamination apparatus, portable

DCS division clearing station

DE directed energy

decon decontamination

DEPMEDS Deployable Medical Systems

DMSO division medical supply office

DOD Department of Defense

DP diphosgene

DSA division support area

DS2 decontaminating solution number 2

DTF dental treatment facility

ECU environmental control units

EMP electromagnetic pulse

EMS emergency medical services

EMT emergency medical treatment

EPW enemy prisoner of war

evac evacuation

F Fahrenheit

FLD field

FLOT forward line of own troops

FM field manual

FMC Field Medical Card

G2 Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence)

GA tabun

gal gallon

GB sarin

GD soman

gm gram

GP general purpose

HD mustard

HL mustard and lewisite mix

HMMWV high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle

HN nitrogen mustard

HSS health service support

HSSPLAN health service support plan

HTH high test hypochlorite (70% available chlorine)

ID incapacitation dose

ID50 infectious dose to 50 percent of exposed individuals

IR infrared

ISO International Organization for Standardization

IV intravenous

kg kilogram

km kilometer

kph kilometers per hour

KT kiloton

L lewisite

lb pound

LBE load bearing equipment

LD 50/60 lethal dose for 50 to 60 percent of exposed individuals

LSD lysergic acid diethylamide

m meters

MASH mobile army surgical hospital

M20E1 simplified collective protection shelter system

M8/M9 chemical detector paper

M51 collective protection shelter system

MES medical equipment set

Mg milligram

mg/kg milligrams per kilogram

MILVAN military-owned remountable container

min minute

ml milliliter

mm millimeter

MOPP mission-oriented protective posture

MOS military occupational specialty

MRE meal ready-to-eat

m/sec meters per second

MT megaton

MTF medical treatment facility

MV (m = mass, v = velocity)

NaCl sodium chloride (salt)

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, and chemical

NBCC nuclear, biological, and chemical center

NBCWARN nuclear, biological, and chemical warning

NBCWRS nuclear, biological, and chemical warning and reporting system

NCO noncommissioned officer

O2 oxygen

OEG operational exposure guide

OPLAN operation plan

OPSEC operations security

PA physician assistant

pmm preventive medicine measures

ppm parts per million

PPW patient protective wrap

PS chloropicrin

PT physical training

PVF polyvinyl fluoride

PVNTMED preventive medicine

QSTAG Quadripartite Standardization Agreement

RES radiation exposure status

RTD return to duty

S2/G2 Intelligence Officer (U.S. Army)/Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence)

S2/S3 Intelligence Officer (U.S. Army)/Operations and Training Officer (U.S. Army)

S4 Supply Officer (U.S. Army)

SOF Special Operations Forces

SOP standing operating procedure

sol solution

SSN social security number

STANAG Standardization Agreement

STAT statim

STB supertropical bleach

STRIKWARN strike warnings

TC training circular

TEMPER tent, expandable, modular, personnel

TM technical manual

tm trademark

TOE table of organization and equipment

TO theater of operations

trmt treatment

TSOP tactical standing operating procedures


US United States

US/NATO United States/North Atlantic Treaty Organization

UN United Nations

VX a persistent nerve agent

WBGT wet bulb globe temperature

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