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Glossary of Abbreviations

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mMultiplet (spectroscopy)
m.d.P.n.v.u.n.v mit den Parteien nicht verwandt und nicht verschwägert
M(number) Usually a US military model designation
M&P Military and Police
MAMarketing Authorisation (UK, pharmaceuticals)
mAbMonoclonal antibody
MabsMaternal-derived antibodies
MAC MidArm Circumference
MAC Mammalian artificial chromosome
MAD Mutual Assured Destruction
MAFFMinistry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (UK)
MAILMedicines Act Information Letter (UK)
MAK (German): Maximum workplace concentration (leave in German; no Engl.)
MALDI Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization
MAMCMidArm Muscle Circumference
MAOTMaximum Allowable Operating Temperature
MAPModified-atmosphere packaging
MAPPMethylAcetylene/Propadiene/Propene mixture (fuel)
MASLMinimum acceptable ASL
MBA Master's (degree) in Business Administration
MBASMethylene Blue Active Substance (essentially, anionic detergents)
MBC Minimum Bactericidal Concentration
MBH Thousands of British Thermal Units
MBO Management by Objectives
MBPMaltose-binding protein
MBSm-Maleimidobenzoic acid N-hydroxysuccinimide ester
MBTH3-Methyl-2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone
MCMedicines Commission (UK)
MCMetal cased (bullet)
MCA Manufacturing Chemists Association
MCA[Mono] chloroacetic acid
MCAMedicines Conntrol Agency (UK)
MCASMarine Corps Air Station
MCB Master Cell Bank
MCC Microcrystalline cellulose
MCH Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin
MCHCMean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MCMMultiChip Module (a subassembly for a printed circuit board)
MCPm-Cresol Purple
MCPA2-(4-chloro-o-toloxy)acetic acid
MCPCMethyl cyclopropanecarboxylate
MCS Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
MCS Multiple Cloning Site(genetic engineering)
MCTMercury cadmium telluride
MCV Mean Corpuscular Volume
MCXDMagnetic Circular X-Ray Dichroism
MDMinimal Dextrose (culture medium)
MDA Minimum Detectable Amount
MDA Medical Devices Agency (UK)
MDDMedical Devices Directorate (UK)
MDDModern Drug Discovery (magazine)
MDHMinimal Dextrose Histidine (culture medium)
MDI Metered-Dose Inhaler
MDIMethylene diisocyanate
MDL Method Detection Limit
MDQ Minimum Detectable Quantity
MDR Minimum Daily Requirement (vitamins, minerals)
MDTMean down time
MEMuzzle energy (firearm)
MEC Minimum explosive concentration (g/l, dust in air)
MEDDRAMedical Dictionary for Drug Regulatory Affairs (pharmaceuticals)
MEDDRAMedical Dictionary for Drug Regulatory Affairs
MedGVMedizingeräteverordnung/Medicinal Apparatus Regulation
MEK Methyl Ethyl Ketone(2-butanone)
MEKCMicellar Electrokinetic Chromatography
MEP Multiple Extraction Procedure(environmental analysis)
MES 2-[N-morpholino]ethanesulfonic acid (buffer)
MeSHMedical Subject Headings (US National Library of Medicine
Met Methionine
MFM Magnetic force (scanning) microscopy
MFSMarfan's Syndrome
MGMaschinengewehr (machine gun)
MHAMMueller-Hinton agar medium
MHHPAHexahydro-4-methylphthalic acid
MIMyocardial infarction
MIMyocardial Infarct
MIAMissing in action
MIAN-methylisatoic anhydride
MIBKMethyl isobutyl ketone(4-methyl-2-pentanone)
MIC Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (of antibacterial agent)
MIL Military (as in MIL STD: military standard)
MILES Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System
MIMEMultipurpose Internet Mail Extension (codes 8-bit to 7-bit)
MIMSMembrane introduction mass spectrometry
MIPAMagnetic Immuno-Polymerase chain reaction Assay
MIRACLMid-InfraRed Advanced Chemical Laser
MIS Management Information System (as in mis-management?)
MITMassachusetts Institute of Technology
MJMetal jacketed (bullet)
MKTMean Kinetic Temperature
MLManufacturer's License (UK, pharmaceuticals)
MLRSMultiple Launch Rocket System
MMMinimal methanol (culture medium)
MMA Methylmalonic acid
MMAMethyl methacrylate
MMA Metritis-mastitic agalactia (syndrome)
MMANMonomethylamine nitrate
MMBOE/DMillions of barrels of oil per day
MMCMagnesium methyl carbonate
MMEFMaximal MidExpiratory Flow
MMHMinimal methanol histidine (culture medium)
MMPIMinnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (psychology test)
MMPPMagnesium monoperoxyphthalate (hexahydrate)
MMRMumps, measles, rubella (vaccine(
MMT Methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (octane enhancer)
MMTSMethyl methylsulfinylmethyl sulfide
MNAMethyl-5-norbornene-2,3-dicarboxylic anhydride
MND Multivariate Normal Distribution
MNP2-Methyl-2-nitrosopropane [dimer]
MOA Minute of angle[may be approximate]
MoD Ministry of Defense (UK)
MODSMultiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
MOIMultiplicity of infection
MOL Manned Orbiting Laboratory
MOL Maximum Overall Length
MOLAMars Orbiter Laser Altimeter
MOM Multiple of the Median
MOPS3-[N-morpholino]propanesulfonic acid (buffer)
MOPSO 3-[N-morpholino]-2-hydroxypropanesulfonic acid (buffer)
MOS Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor
MOSFETMetal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor
MOSTMinistry of Science and Technology (ROK)
MOTIEMinistry of Trade, Industry and Energy (ROK)
MPMaschinenpistole (submachine gun) (except MP44)
mpMelting point
MPMilitary Police
MP441944 model German 'assault rifle'
MPGMedizinproduktegesetz / Medical Devices Act (?)
MPK Minipig Kidney cell line
MPL Mouse potency level
MPN Most Probable Number(especially in microbiology)
MRH Maximum Reaction Heat
MRI (nuclear) Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI Midwest Research Institute
MRL Maximum residual limit
mRNAMessenger RNA
MRS Materials Research Society
MRSAMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MSMaster of Science
MSMultiple Sclerosis
MSMass Spectrometry
MSA Mine Safety Applicances (company)
MSAMethanesulfonic acid
MSAFP Maternal Serum Alpha-FetoProtein
MSD Mass-Sensitive Detection (Detector) (Gas Chromatography)
MSDSManufacturer's Safety Data Sheet
MSH2,4,6-Trimethylbenzylsulfonyl hydrazide
MSHAMine Safety and Health Administration (US)
MSL Mean sea level
MSM Metal-Semiconductor-Metal (photodetector)
MSPManaged Service Provider
MSSOMaintenance and Support Services Organization
MSV Master seed virus
MTBMethylthymol Blue
MTBEMethyl tertiary-Butyl Ether
MTBFMean Time Between Failures
MTDAMaximum tolerable dose
MTDAMethyl trimethylsilyl dimethylketene acetal
MTFModulation Transfer Function
MTPAFONT FACE="Symbol">a-Methoxy-FONT FACE="Symbol">a-(trifluoromethyl)phenylacetic acid
MTT[3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide
MTTFMean time to Failure
MTTRMean Time to Repair
MUG 4-Methylumbelliferyl-beta-D-glucuronide
MUX Multiplex
MVMuzzle velocity (firearms, artillery)
MVKMethylvinyl ketone
MVPMost Valuable Player
MVV Maximal Voluntary Ventilation
MWMolecular weight(poids moléculaire)
MWCOMolecular weight cutoff
MWD Molecular Weight Distribution
myGerman spelling of 'mu'

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