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Glossary of Abbreviations

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J-ARTJapanese Adverse Reaction Terminology
JAMAJournal of the American Medical Association
JATOJet-Assisted Takeoff(usually actually rocket-assisted)
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JFK Kennedy International Airport(New York City)
JFKFormer US President John F. Kennedy
JHP Jacketed hollow point (bullet)
JIC Joint Industrial Council
JNLWDJoint Non-Lethal Wapons Directorate (US DOD)
JPLJet Propulsion Laboratory
JSP Jacketed soft point (bullet)
KLysine (amino acid)
K Karabiner (carbine, but can also be a rifle)
K (sub) mMichaelis constant(Michaelis-Menten constant)
KPotassium (in a salt of a pharmaceutical compound)
KAISTKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
kbkilobase (in nucleic acids)
KCS Keratoconjunctivitis sicca; kératoconjonctivite sŠche
KDN-ANPotassium dinitramide-Ammonium nitrate
KFÜKernreaktor Fernüberwachung
KGKörpergewicht (body weight)
KINITIKorea Institute of Industry and Technology Information
KISTKorea Institute of Science and Technology
KITAKorea Industrial Technology Association
KLHKeyhole limpet hemocyanin
KLOCThousand lines of code (computer programming)
KORDICKorea Research & Development
KOTRAKorea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency
KSK Ethyl iodoacetate(English WWI chemical agent)
KTP Potassium titanyl phosphate
KUB Kidneys, Ureters and Bladder
KUFITKorea-United States Foundation for Industry & Technology Cooperation
KVA Kilovolt ampere
LLewisite; (2-chloroethyl) arsenous dichloride
Lwhen followed by a number, a chromatographic column
L/S Lecithin/Sphingomyelin
LALicensing Authority(UK, pharmaceuticals)
LAL Limulus Amoebacyte Lysate (test for bacterial endotoxins)
LAN Local Area Network (computers)
LANLLos Alamos National Laboratories
LAP Leucine AminoPeptidase
LASALipid-Associated Sialic Acid
LASIK Laser in-situ keratomileusis
LATSLong-Acting Thyroid Stimulation
LAX Los Angeles International Airport
LBLuria-Bertaini (microbiological medium)
LBBLeucoberlin Blue
LBNLLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LBO Leveraged Buy-Out
LC/MS Liquid Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry
LC50Concentration lethal to 50% of those exposed
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LCLLess than Car-load Lot
LCLLower Control Limit(QA: Control charts)
LCM Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (virus)
LCMSLiquid Chromatography - Mass spectrometry
LCP Liquid crystal polymers
LCR Ligase chain reaction
LDLactic Dehydrogenase
LD100 Lethal dose 100%(kills 100% of those exposed)
LD50Lethal dose for 50% of those exposed
LDALithium diisopropylamide
LDALinear Discriminant analysis
LDH Lactic DeHydrogenase
LDLLow density lipoprotein
LDPELow density polyethylene
LDRLinear dynamic range
LELupus Erythematosus
LED Light-Emitting Diode
LEEDLow-energy electron diffraction
LEEPLoop electrosurgery excision procedure
LEL Lower Explosive Limit (% by volume in air)
LEOMA Laser and Electro-Optics Manufacturers Association
Leu Leucine
LFM Lateral force (scanning) microscopy
LHLuteinizing Hormone
LHSVLiquid hourly space velocity
LIA Laser Institute of America
LIFLaser-induced fluorescence
LIFLaser-Induced Fluorescence
LIFOLast in, first out (inventory accounting)
LIMSLaboratory Information Management System
LLDPE Linear low-density polyethylene
LLNLLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)
LLRWLow Level Radioactive Waste
LMG Light machine gun
LMR Limites maximales de résidus
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas (Methane)
LOLight On (photoelectric switch)
LOA Length over all (of a cartridge, for instance)
LOD Limit of Detection (in chemical analysis)
LOILoss on ignition (weight loss on heating red hot)
LOILoss on ignition (at red heat)
LOQ Limit of Quantification (in chemical analysis)
LOXLiquid Oxygen
LPLumbar Puncture
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas (usually propane or butane)
LPS Lipopolysaccharide(bacterial endotoxin; pyrogen)
LRLinear Range
LRLong Rifle (only in the caliber designation .22 LR)
LRPLLiquid Rocket Propulsion Laboratory (Picatinny Arsenal)
LRS Laser Raman Spectrometry
LSB Lower sideband
LSLLower specification limit
LTPDLot tolerance percent defective(QA)
LTRLong Terminal Repeat(molecular genetics)
LUP Lead Units of Pressure (firearms cartridges)
LVLiefervorschriften (?)
LVEFLeft ventricle ejection fraction
LVP Large-Volume Parenteral(s)
LWLarge white (pig)
LWLLower warning limit(QA: control charts)
Lys Lysine

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