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Glossary of Abbreviations

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F of IFigure of Insensitiveness (explosives)
FPhenylalanine (amino acid)
FAFluorescent Antibody
FAASFlameless Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
FAB Fast atom bombardment
FACAFederal Advisory Committees Act (US)
FACSS Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies
FAMEFatty Acid Methyl Ester
FAMSFoundation for Advances in Medicine and Science
FAMSOMethyl methylsulfinylmethyl sulfide
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FAS Federation of American Scientists
FASBFinancial Accounting Standards Board
FAWForschungsinstituty für andwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung
FBSFetal Bovine Serum
FCForward Curve (centrifugal blower)
FCC Food Chemical Codex
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FCCSETFederal Coordinating Council on Science, Engineering & Technology
FCSFetal calf serum
FDA (U. S.) Food and Drug Administration
FD&C Food, Drug & Cosmetic (often used in colorant designations)
FDC FDA Modernization Act (US)
FDC (U. S. Federal) Food, Drug and Cosmetic (Act)
FDC Fire Direction Center(military)
FDDIFiber Distributed Data Interface
FDM Frequency division multiplex
FDRFormer US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
FEL Free-Electron Laser
FeLVFeline leukemia virus
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency
FEP Free Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin
FET Field Effect Transistor
FEUMFarmacopea de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
FEV1Forced Expiratory Volume (1 second)
FFAPFree Fatty Acid Phase
FFF Field Flow Fractionation
FFL Federal Firearms License (US, required for dealers)
FFT Fast Fourier Transform
FG42Fallschirmjägergewehr model 1942 (paratroop light MG)
FGANFertilizer grade ammonium nitrate
FIA Flow Injection Analysis
FIDFlame Ionization Detector (Gas chromatography)
FIFOFirst in, first out (inventory accounting)
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
FIM Facing Identification Mark(U. S. Postal Service)
FIPAFlow injection polymer analysis
FISFührungs (or Fach-) Informations System
FISH Fluorescence in situ hybridization
FITCFluorescein isothiocyanate
FLA Full-Load Amps
FLIRForward-Looking Infrared
FLLForschungsgesellschaft Landschaftsentwicklung und Landschaftsbau
FLOXLiqid fluorine dissolved in liquid oxygen
FMFrequency Modulation
FM(U. S. Army) Field Manual
FMCFood Machines and Chemical Company
FMECAFailure mode, effect and criticality analysis
FMTFast-melting tablets (dissolve rapidly in saliva)
FNFabrique National des Armes de Guerre (Liege)
FNMAFederal National Mortgage Association ("Fannie Mae")
FNPS4-fluoro-3-nitrophenyl sulfone
FOAFluoroorotic acid
FOKOForschungskosten (?)
FPDFlame Photometric Detector (Gas chromatography)
FPLCFast protein,peptide and polynucleodide liquid chromatography
FPM Feet per minute
FQPAFood Quality Protection Act (US)
FRFederal Register
FROGFrequency-Resolved Optical Gating
FRS Financial Reporting Standard (UK)
FSFederal Standard
FSFused Silica
FSCCFire Support Coordination Center (military)
FSH Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FSISFood Safety and Inspection Service (USDA)
FSK Frequency shift keying (radioteletype)
FSOTFused Silica Open Tubular (GC column)
FSR Free Spectral Range
FTFrench WWI chem. agent: benzyl iodide + titanium tetrachloride
FTFourier transform
FTA Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody (Adsorption)
FTI Free Thyroxine Index
FTIRFourier Transform InfraRed (spectrometry)
FTPFile Transfer Protocol
FTZFernmeldetechnische Zentralamt
FVC Forced Vital Capacity
FWHMFull Width Half-Maximum
FWM Four-Wave Mixing
FWTFernwirktechnik (remote control)
FYFiscal Year

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