Puberty: Physiology and Abnormalities, 1st ed. 2016

Abbreviations

BMD

Bone mineral density

BMI

Body mass index

BPA

Bisphenol A

CALIPER

Canadian Laboratory Initiative on Pediatric Reference Interval Database

CB1Rs

Cannabinoid-1 receptors

CBG

Cortisol binding globulin

CDGP

Constitutional delay of growth and puberty

CDP

Constitutional delayed puberty

CGIs

CpG islands

CYP19A1

Cytochrome P 450 19 A1

DBCP

Dibromochloropropane

DDT

Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone

DHEAS

DHEA-sulfate

DNMTs

DNA methyltransferases

e-cigarette

Electronic cigarette

EDC

Endocrine disrupting chemicals

endo-siRNAs

Endogenous sinus

FSH

Follicle stimulating hormone

GALP

Galanin-like peptide

GC-MS

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

GH

Growth hormone

GHBP

Growth hormone binding protein

GHD

GH deficiency

GHRH

GH-releasing hormone

GnRH

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone

GNRH

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone

GNRHR

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor

H

Histone

HDM

Histone demethylases

HPC

Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal

HTM

Methyltransferases

IA(s)

Immunoassay(s)

ID-MS

Isotope dilution MS

IGF

Insulin-like growth factor

IGFBP

IGF-binding protein

IGF-I

Insulin-like growth factor-I

IHH

Idiopathic hypogonadotopic hypogonadism

IS

International standard

K

Lysine

KISS-1

Kisspeptin 1

LC-MS

Liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry

LC-MS/MS

Liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry

LH

Luteinizing hormone

miRNAs

MicroRNAs

MS

Mass spectrometry

nAChR

Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

NHANES

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NIBSC

National Institute of Biological Standards and Control

NPY

Neuropeptide Y

PCBs

Polychlorinated biphenyls

POP

Persistent organic pollutants

QC

Quality control

RISC

RNA-induced silencing complex

SHBG

Sex hormone binding globulin

THC

∆9-Tetrahydrocannabinol

TPs

Transition proteins

UTR

Untranslated region


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