ADL Activities of Daily Living

AIS ASIA Impairment Scale

ANS Autonomic Nervous System

ASIA American Spinal Cord Injury Association

BP Blood Pressure

EPO Erythropoietin

FIM Functional Independence Measure

G-CSF Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor

GM-1 ganglioside Monosialotetrahexosylganglioside

HR Heart Rate

MP Methylprednisolone

MPSS Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate

MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NASCIS National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study

NMDA N-methyl-D-aspartate

PNS Parasympathetic Nervous System

RCT Randomized Controlled Trial

rhEPO Recombinant Human Erythropoietin

SCI Spinal Cord Injury

SNS Sympathetic Nervous System

TRH Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone