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CBRN - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear -- A more updated naming system for protective clothing/Gas Masks.

NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical -- A slightly outdated naming system, often used to refer to specific items of clothing or Gas Masks. This means that the item in question is designed to effectively protect the user against Nuclear, Biological or Chemical agents.

GP - General Purpose -- This refers to a series of Soviet and Modern Russian Gas Masks (the most famous being the GP-5, due to its mass production). These masks were found both in Civilian (Including Industry) and Military settings.

Respirator -- Usually used to refer to non-military devices designed to protect the user's respiratory tract (hence the name) from dangerous gases, pollutants or particulates. This term can be used to refer to Military Gas Masks too (however, the term Gas Mask is usually used to refer to the Military variety.)

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