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Shekelle P, Morton SC, Maglione M, et al. Ephedra and Ephedrine for Weight Loss and Athletic Performance Enhancement: Clinical Efficacy and Side Effects. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2003 Mar. (Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 76.)

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Ephedra and Ephedrine for Weight Loss and Athletic Performance Enhancement: Clinical Efficacy and Side Effects.

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Acronyms

AEAAdverse events analysis
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ARMSAdverse Reaction Monitoring System
BMIBody Mass Index
CCTControlled clinical trial
CIConfidence interval
CPK isozymesCreatine phosphokinase isoenzyme
CPRCardio-plumonary resuscitation
CT scanComputerized tomography scan
CVACerebral vascular accident
CVDCardiovascular diseases
DFDexfenfluramine
DSHEADietary Supplement Health and Education Act
EPCEvidence-based Practice Center
FDAUS Food and Drug Administration
GAOGeneral Accounting Office
HHSUS Department of Health and Human Services
IOCInternational Olympic Committee
Kgkilograms
MB fractionsMyocardial band fractions (of CPK isoenzymes)
MIMyocardial infarction
mgmilligrams
MRIMagnetic resonance imagery
NCAANational Collegiate Athletic Association
NHANESNational Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
NIHNational Institutes of Health
ODSOffice of Dietary Supplements
OTCOver-the-counter
PDFPortable document format
QRFQuality review form
RCTRandomized controlled trial
TEPTechnical Expert Panel
VCO2 Volume of carbon dioxide production
VO2 Volume of oxygen consumption

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