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EVERYDAY SCIENCE, SCIENTIFIC ABBREVIATIONS

3GPP    3rd Generation Partnership Project
a.m.    Ante Meridiem (before noon)
AC     Alternating Current
ACTH    Adrinocoticotrophic Hormone
ADH    Antidiuretic Hormone
ADP    Adenosine diphosphate; Automatic Dala processing
AGR    Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor
AIDS     Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ALU    Arithmetic Logic Unit
AM     Amplitude Modulation
AMP    Adenosine monophosphate
ATM    Asynchronous Transfer Mode/ Automated Teller Machine
ATP    Adenosine triphosphate
AU    Astronomical Unit
AWACS    Airborne Warning and Control System
AZT    Azido-Thymidine (AIDS Drug)


BASIC    Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BC    Before the Christian era or before Christ
BCE    before the Common Era
BCG    Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin (tuberculosis vaccine)
BMI    Body Mass Index
BMR    Basal Metabolic Rate
BOD    Biological Oxygen Demand
BP    Boiling Point/ Blood Pressure
BTU     British Thermal Unit
BWR    Boiling Water Reactor
CAD     Computer Aided Drawing
CAL    Computer Aided Learning
CAT    Computed Axial Tomography
CCTV    Closed-Circuit Television
CCU     Critical Care Unit
CD     Compact Disk
CDMA    Code Division Multiple Access
CFC’s    Chlorofluorocarbons
CNG    Compressed Natural Gas
CNS    Central Nervous System
COBOL    Common Business Oriented Language
CPU     Central Processing Unit
CRT    Cathode Ray Tube
CSF    Cerebrospinal Fluid
CU    Control Unit
CUMEC    Cubic Meter per Second
CUSEC    Cubic Foot per Second
DAP    Dihydroxy Acetone Phosphate/Diammonium Phosphate
DBS    Database System
DC     Direct Current
DDT    Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
DLNA    Digital Living Network Alliance
DIMM    Dual In-Line Memory Module
DNA     Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DOS    Disk Operating System
DPT    Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus
DVD    Digital Video Disk/Digital Versatile Disk
E.MAIL     Electronic mail
ECG    Electrocardiogram; Electrocardiograph
EDGE     Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution
EEG     Electroencephalogram
EGA    Enhanced Graphic Adaptor
EMF     Electromotive Force
EMG     Electromyogram
EMS     Enhanced Messaging Servicer
ENT     Ear Nose and Throat
ER    Endoplasmic Reticulum
FAD    Flavin Adenine dinucleotide
FDD    Floppy Disk Drive
FM     Frequency Modulation
FMN    Flavin Adenine mononucleotide
FSH    Follicle Stimulating Hormone
GIS    Global Information System
GMO    Genetically Modified Organisms
GOES    Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
GPRS     General Packet Radio Service
GPS    Global Positioning System
GSM     Global System for Mobile Communication
GUI    Graphical User Interface
GUT    Grand Unification Theory
HDD    Hard Disk Drive/High Density Diskette
HDL     High-density Lipoprotein
HEU     Highly Enriched Uranium
HIV    Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HOBC    High Octane Blended Component
HP     Horse Power
HTGR    High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor
HTML     Hypertext Mark Up Language
HTTP     Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HSPA    High Speed Packet Access
HDPA    High Speed Downlink Packet Access
HWR    Heavy Water Reactor
Hz     Hertz
ICU     Intensive Care Unit
IED’S    Improvised Explosive Devices
IM    Intra Muscular
IP     Internet Protocol
ISDN    Integrated Services Digital Network
ISP    Internet Service Provider
IU    International Unit
IV    Intra Venous

 

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