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Disease-Related Terms Glossary Background

The information on this page is an explanation of how the Disease-Related Terms glossary was put together.

The original list of terms was generated for the NOAA CHAMP Coral Disease Webpage in 2002 by Dr. Laurie Richardson based on published definitions. The list of terms was expanded based on the original CDHC Nomenclature Committee Report developed in 2002.

The term ‘biomarker’ was modified based on the Toxicology & Ecological Epidemiology working group’s definition in the report Coral Health and Disease in the Pacific: Vision for Action (Galloway et al., 2009) and the definition by Moore (Moore et al., 2006).


Galloway S.B., Bruckner A.W., Woodley C.M. (2009) Coral Health andDisease in the Pacific: Vision for Action NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 97 and CRCP 7, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD. pp. 314.

Moore M.N., Icarus Allen J., McVeigh A. (2006) Environmental prognostics: An integrated model supporting lysosomal stress responses as predictive biomarkers of animal health status. Marine Environmental Research 61:278-304. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2005.10.005.