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Optical Microscopy


Glossary of Abbreviations

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HHistidine (amino acid)
H US term for chemical agent: dichlorodiethyl sulfide (mustard gas)
h. M. herrschende Meinung
H&H Holland & Holland (England)
H&K Heckler & Koch (Germany)
H&R Harrington & Richardson (US)
HAA Hepatitis-Associated Antigen
HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point(s)(US FDA)
HAI HemAgglutination Inhibition
HAN Hydroxylammonium nitrate
HAPHydroxyapatite (apparently primarily in molecular genetics)
HAR Hyperacute Rejection (of transplanted organs)
HARDSHantavirus-associated respiratory distress syndrome
HARTSHoechst Adverse Reaction Terminology System
HATHypoxanthine/aminopterin/thymidine (medium)
HATUO-(7-Azabenzotriazol-1-yl)-N,N,N',N'-tetramethyluronium hexa-Fl-PO4
HAVHepatitis A virus
HBHepatitis B
HBHollow-base (bullet)
HbAHemoglobin A(normal)
HBD HydroxyButyric Dehydrogenase
HbFFetal hemoglobin
HBG Hemoglobin
HBO Home Box Office
HBrHydrobromide (indicting a salt of a pharmaceutical compound)
HbSHemoglobin S(in sickle cell disease)
HBSAb Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
HBTU(O-benzotriazolyl-N,N,N',N'-tetramethyluronium hexafluorophosphate),
HBVHepatitis B Virus
HCFAHealth Care Financing Administration (US)
HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HCIHydrochloride (indicating a salt of a pharmaceutical compound)
HCICHydrophobic charge induction chromatography
HCMHypertrophic cardiomyopathy
HCS Human Chorionic Somatomammotropin
Hct Hematocrit(might be HCT)
HCV Hog cholera virus
HCVHepatitis C Virus
HCVHepatitis C Virus
HDHigh Density
HDDHard disk drive
HDLHigh density lipoprotein
HDL High-Density Lipoprotein
HDODA1,6-hexanediol diacrylate
HDPEHigh Density Polyethylene
HDRCHigh Dynamic Range CMOS (imager)
HDTVHigh Definition Television
HEHigh Explosive
HEATHigh-Explosive Anti-Tank (projectile)
HEBSHEPES-buffered saline
HEC Hydroxyethyl cellulose
HEETP Height Equivalent to One Effective Theoretical Plate (chromatography)
HEMPHigh-altitude electromagnetic pulse
HEPES N-2-hydroxyethylpiperazine-N'-2-ethanesulfonic acid(a buffer component)
HEPPSON-[2-hydroxyethyl]piperazine-N'-[2-hydroxypropanesulfonic acid](buffer)
HESHHigh Explosive Squash-Head (antitank projectile)
HETPHeight Equivalent to a Theoretical Plate (chromatography)
HFBAHeptafluorobutyric acid
HFC Hydrofluorocarbon
Hgb Hemoglobin
HGH Human Growth Hormone
HGPRTHypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase
HHS Health and Human Services (U. S. Cabinet Department)
HHV Human HerpesVirus
HIAAHydroxyIndoleAcetic Acid
HIC Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography
HIDHelium Ionization Detector (Gas chromatography)
HID High-Intensity Discharge (lamp)
HIMAHealth Industries Manufacturers Association
HIPAAHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPSHigh impact polystyrene
His Histidine
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HLAHuman Leukocyte antigen
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HMSOHer (His) Majesty's Stationery Office
HMSOHer Majesty's Stationery Office(UK)
HMX 'High Melting Explosive', Cyclotetramethylenetetranitramine
HNUS Army general term for nitrogen mustard chemical agents
HN2 Bis-(2-chloroethyl)methylamine(a 'nitrogen mustard' chemical agent)
HN3 Tris-(2-chloroethyl)amine (a 'nitrogen mustard' chemical agent)
HNS Hexanitrostilbene
HOBTU (1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-2-[4-keto-1,2,3-benzotriazin-3(4H)-yl]uronium
HOEHolographic Optical Element
HOOBT (3,4-dihydro-3-hydroxy-4-keto-1,2,3-benzotriazine),
HPHollow point (bullet)
HPB Health Protection Branch (Canada)
HPB Hypertrophie prostatique bénigne
HPCEHigh performance capillary electrophoresis
HPGLHewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Hph Homophenylalanine (2-amino-4-phenylbutyric acid)
HPHICHigh performance hydrophobic interaction chromatography
HPL Human Placental Lactogen
HPLCHigh Pressure (or Performance) Liquid Chromatography
HPMCHydroxypropyl methyl cellulose
HPV Human Papilloma Virus
HREHormone Response Element (molecular genetics)
HREELSHigh-resolution electron energy loss spectra
HRMSHigh-resolution mass spectrometry
HRPOHorseradish peroxidase
HRTHormone replacement therapy
HRTEM High-resolution transmission electron microscopy
HSA Human serum albumin
HSPFHeating Seasonal Performance Factor
HSVHerpes simplex virus
HSWAHazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (to RCRA)
HTLH”here Technische Lehranstalten
HTMLHypertext Markup Language(Internet/Web)
HTTPHypertext Transfer protocol (Internet/Web)
HUD Housing and Urban Development (U. S. Cabinet Department)
HUGEHorizontal ultrathin gel electrophoresis
HVA HomoVanillic Acid
HVACHeating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
HVR Hypervariable Region (genetic engineering)
HWGHeilmittelwerbegesetz /Pharmaceutical Advertising Act

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