RESOURCES: Acronyms Explained PDQ

Science  15 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5558, pp. 1199
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5558.1199b

Do the letters ZGMMV mean anything to you? How about CVAAS? If you don't recognize the call letters of the zucchini green mottle mosaic virus and cold-vapor atomic absorption spectrometry, try one of these two handy acronym finders. The site from Brandeis and Tufts universities in Massachusetts spells out the “long forms” for some 120,000 biomedical acronyms, each linked to pertinent PubMed abstracts. Chemists can dissolve their confusion with this basic listing of chemical acronyms from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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