Quantities Symbols Units and Abbreviations in the Life Sciences

All the symbols, units, and abbreviations are defined, with commentary and some etymological background frequently provided."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Arnost Kotyk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0896036162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 130

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All the symbols, units, and abbreviations are defined, with commentary and some etymological background frequently provided."--BOOK JACKET.

Mosby s Medical Dictionary E Book

Common side effects include headache, TIPS, insomnia, abbreviation diarrhea, abdominal for transjugular pain, nausea, ... See glycogen. the amount of radiation absorbed by tissue in the region of interest, expressed in SI unit gray (or ...

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323831628

Category: Medical

Page: 2064

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Binder-Ready Edition: This loose-leaf copy of the full text is a convenient, accessible, and customizable alternative to the bound book. With this binder-ready edition, students can personalize the text to match their unique needs! Make sense of complex medical terms with this comprehensive reference! Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 11th Edition includes more than 56,000 authoritative definitions along with 2,450 illustrations — that’s twice the number of images found in other medical dictionaries. Appendixes in the book and online make it easy to look up frequently used information, and an enhanced eBook version includes animations, audio pronunciations, and more. Helping you communicate more effectively in the workplace, this reference is an indispensable reference for students, nurses, and healthcare professionals. More than 56,000 entries offer detailed definitions, as well as the latest information on pathophysiology, treatment and interventions, and nursing care. More than 2,450 color photographs and line drawings demonstrate and explain complex conditions and abstract concepts. Color Atlas of Human Anatomy includes clearly labeled drawings for easy A&P reference. Convenient alphabetical organization makes it easy to find key terms and definitions. Detailed appendixes provide useful information on lab values, pharmacology and clinical calculations, NIC and NOC, infection control standards, and more that can be used throughout your healthcare career. NEW! Approximately 5,000 new and revised definitions reflect the latest developments in health care, drugs, and nursing terminology. NEW! Approximately 500 new and updated illustrations are included. NEW! Enhanced eBook includes linked audio pronunciations, animations, and integrated reference tables. NEW information on population health is included. NEW! Significant revisions of pharmacology content bring this information up to date. NEW! Added pronunciations are provided in this edition.

Merriam Webster s Manual for Writers and Editors

Other signs and symbols commonly used in biology and medicine are listed on page 138 . ... the word per only when all the following conditions exist : ( 1 ) the expression contains units of measurement for time or physical quantities ...

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 087779622X

Category: Reference

Page: 424

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Revised edition of Webster's standard American style manual, 1985.

Artificial Intelligence Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

... named text features: people, organizations, place names, stock ticker symbols, certain abbreviations, and so on. ... of Pattern Identified Entities: Features such as telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, quantities (with units) can ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522517603

Category: Computers

Page: 3048

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Ongoing advancements in modern technology have led to significant developments in artificial intelligence. With the numerous applications available, it becomes imperative to conduct research and make further progress in this field. Artificial Intelligence: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the latest breakthroughs and recent progress in artificial intelligence. Highlighting relevant technologies, uses, and techniques across various industries and settings, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, professionals, academics, upper-level students, and practitioners interested in emerging perspectives in the field of artificial intelligence.

Descartes on Polyhedra

486-488), on the grounds that it could not have been written until Descartes abandoned the high life of Paris in 1628. ... second is 3 units in length and is marked with the cossic symbol % for the radix or quantity.

Author: P. J. Federico

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461257592

Category: Mathematics

Page: 145

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The present essay stems from a history of polyhedra from 1750 to 1866 written several years ago (as part of a more general work, not published). So many contradictory statements regarding a Descartes manuscript and Euler, by various mathematicians and historians of mathematics, were encountered that it was decided to write a separate study of the relevant part of the Descartes manuscript on polyhedra. The contemplated short paper grew in size, as only a detailed treatment could be of any value. After it was completed it became evident that the entire manuscript should be treated and the work grew some more. The result presented here is, I hope, a complete, accurate, and fair treatment of the entire manuscript. While some views and conclusions are expressed, this is only done with the facts before the reader, who may draw his or her own conclusions. I would like to express my appreciation to Professors H. S. M. Coxeter, Branko Griinbaum, Morris Kline, and Dr. Heinz-Jiirgen Hess for reading the manuscript and for their encouragement and suggestions. I am especially indebted to Dr. Hess, of the Leibniz-Archiv, for his assistance in connection with the manuscript. I have been greatly helped in preparing the translation ofthe manuscript by the collaboration of a Latin scholar, Mr. Alfredo DeBarbieri. The aid of librarians is indispensable, and I am indebted to a number of them, in this country and abroad, for locating material and supplying copies.

The Art of Scientific Writing

Information and documentation , rules for the abbreviation of title words and titles of publications . Standard ISO 31-11 : 1992 . Quantities and units : mathematical signs and symbols for use in the physical sciences and technology .

Author: Hans F. Ebel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527298290

Category: Science

Page: 608

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Most scientists live in a "publish or perish" environment, but few would describe themselves as brilliant (or enthusiastic) writers. Coming to the aid of all those wishing to improve the quality of their scientific writing -- established researchers and aspiring students alike -- three experienced authors/scientists from differing backgrounds and cultures have compiled this classic guide. This new edition has been completely revised to reflect dramatic changes in communication over the past 15 years. The primary emphasis is on writing techniques, accurate expression, adherence to accepted standards, and above all clarity, but the authors also venture into communication technology and organizational as well as ethical aspects of science. Numerous appendices and a particularly comprehensive index complete this highly useful book. "The authors have a passion, not only for clarity and economy of style, but also for precision and consistency." (Nature) "A wealth of information contained in a single book of manageable proportions. Students reporting on a simple laboratory experiment and their teachers preparing a paper or lecture will both find this book a constant companion." (European Science Editing) "The book under review claims, 'we know of no book as broad in its coverage, as critical in its analysis of existing trends, and as international in its scope'. This claim is immodest but accurate." (Trends in Pharmacological Sciences)

Metallic Materials Specification Handbook

Larger quantities of chromium (over 12%) are present in the stainless steels, which are described in Sections 44M and ... The following abbreviations and units are used in the tables: DPN Hardness, diamond pyramid number UTS Ultimate ...

Author: R.B. Ross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461534822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 830

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Civil Engineering Materials

In derived units formed by division, use only one solidus (/) per expression and parentheses to avoid ambiguity. • SI symbols are not abbreviations, and hence no period should follow them except at end of a sentence.

Author: Nagaratnam Sivakugan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337514606

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 432


Readers can now prepare for civil engineering challenges while gaining a broad overview of the materials they will use in their studies and careers with the unique content found in CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS. This invaluable book covers traditional materials, such as concrete, steel, timber, and soils, and also explores non-traditional materials, such as synthetics and industrial-by products. Using numerous practical examples and straight-forward explanations, readers can gain a full understanding of the characteristics and behavior of various materials, how they interact, and how to best utilize and combine traditional and non-traditional materials. In addition to detailing the effective use of civil engineering materials, the book highlights issues related to sustainability to give readers a broader context of how materials are used in contemporary applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Comprehensive Biomedical Physics

Stokes shift Energetic difference (usually in frequency units) between the spectral position of the Franck–Condon ... Luminescence techniques are among the most popular analytical and detection tools in the life sciences (Das et al., ...


Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780444536334

Category: Science

Page: 4056

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Comprehensive Biomedical Physics is a new reference work that provides the first point of entry to the literature for all scientists interested in biomedical physics. It is of particularly use for graduate and postgraduate students in the areas of medical biophysics. This Work is indispensable to all serious readers in this interdisciplinary area where physics is applied in medicine and biology. Written by leading scientists who have evaluated and summarized the most important methods, principles, technologies and data within the field, Comprehensive Biomedical Physics is a vital addition to the reference libraries of those working within the areas of medical imaging, radiation sources, detectors, biology, safety and therapy, physiology, and pharmacology as well as in the treatment of different clinical conditions and bioinformatics. This Work will be valuable to students working in all aspect of medical biophysics, including medical imaging and biomedical radiation science and therapy, physiology, pharmacology and treatment of clinical conditions and bioinformatics. The most comprehensive work on biomedical physics ever published Covers one of the fastest growing areas in the physical sciences, including interdisciplinary areas ranging from advanced nuclear physics and quantum mechanics through mathematics to molecular biology and medicine Contains 1800 illustrations, all in full color

Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use

Compare span . life sciences . The field of scientific disciplines length - beam ratio = fineness ratio . encompassing biology , physiology , psychology , Leo ... In the classification of subatomic lift coefficient ( symbol Ct ) .

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division


ISBN: STANFORD:36105024705076

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 314

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Brief definitions "intended to be as clear as possible to the non-expert, but accuracy has not been compromised for the sake of readability. Mathematics has been used where necessary to avoid ambiguity."--Intro. Published 1965.

Engineering GCSE

Key point Symbols used for electrical and other quantities are normally shown in italic font whilst units are shown ... number of units and symbols are used in science and engineering so let us get started by introducing some of them.

Author: Michael H Tooley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136406485

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Mike Tooley’s accessible, activity-based approach introduces students to engineering and the pivotal role it plays in the modern world, as well as providing opportunities to develop engineering skills and acquire the knowledge needed for the latest GCSE schemes from Edexcel, OCR and AQA. This book builds on the success of Mike Tooley’s GNVQ and BTEC National Engineering texts, which have helped thousands of students to gain their first engineering qualification. The text, case studies, activities and review questions included throughout this book are designed to encourage students to explore engineering for themselves through a variety of different learning experiences. The practical process of designing and making a product offers the chance to develop the skills of engineering drawing, basic electronics and workshop techniques. Case studies, and research work using the internet and other sources, introduce the wide variety of engineering sectors and employment, from the automotive industry to telecommunications. With the first three chapters matched to the assessed units of the GCSE programme, the second edition also includes an additional topic-based chapter introducing the essential maths and science required for the successful study of engineering. All examples relate directly to engineering applications, emphasising the use of maths and science in the understanding of fundamental engineering concepts. New topics include: units; formulae; measurement; data; linear and angular motion; force, mass and acceleration; and properties of engineering materials. Mike Tooley is formerly Director of Learning at Brooklands College, Surrey, and is the author of many best-selling engineering and electronics books.

Climate Change 2001 Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability

Working Group Science James J. McCarthy, Osvaldo F. Canziani, Neil A. Leary, David J. Dokken, Kasey S. White. Symbol for SI Unit N Pa J W Hz Symbol for Unit Å um ha dyn bar mb t D List of Major IPCC Reports Climate Change – The.

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521015006

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1032

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Some issues addressed in this Working Group III volume are mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, managing biological carbon reservoirs, geo-engineering, costing methods, and decision-making frameworks.

Dictionary of Energy

Built in 1854 to pump water from the shafts of the Great Laxey Mine complex which produced large quantities of zinc, ... Earth Science. the natural or artificial removal of soluble substances from rock, ore, or layers of soil by the ...

Author: Cutler J. Cleveland

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780080968124

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 700

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The Dictionary of Energy, Second Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative reference on all aspects of energy and its role in society. Edited by Cutler J. Cleveland and Christopher Morris, the editors of Handbook of Energy, Volumes 1 and 2, this authoritative resource comes at a time when the topic of energy prices, resources and environmental impacts are at the forefront of news stories and political discussions. The Second Edition of Dictionary of Energy contains over 10,000 terms, across 40 key subject areas in energy (e.g. solar, oil & gas, economics, models, policy, basic concepts, sustainable development, systems, renewable/alternative energy, water, etc), with additional window essays on key issues, such as Biomass, Ecological Footprint, Exergy, Fuel Cell, and Hybrid Vehicles. Dictionary of Energy, Second Edition is a valuable reference for undergraduate and graduate students, academics, and research scientists who study energy, as well as business corporations, professional firms, government agencies, foundations, and other groups whose activities relate to energy. Comprises over 10,000 terms and definitions covering 40 scientific disciplines and topics Window essays on subjects such as life cycle assessment, methane, and tragedy of the commons written by leading scientists in the field Definitions are accompanied by photos and illustrations Over 2,200 new or revised terms Seventy-five percent of photos and illustrations either revised or new for this edition

Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering Third Edition

9.2.5 Exposure The quantity called exposure, with abbreviation X, is used traditionally to specify the radiation field of ... The traditional unit is the roentgen, abbreviated R, which is defined as precisely 2.58 × 10−4 coulomb of ...

Author: J. Kenneth Shultis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498769310

Category: Science

Page: 660

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Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Third Edition, presents the nuclear science concepts needed to understand and quantify the whole range of nuclear phenomena. Noted for its accessible level and approach, the Third Edition of this long-time bestselling textbook provides overviews of nuclear physics, nuclear power, medicine, propulsion, and radiation detection. Its flexible organization allows for use with Nuclear Engineering majors and those in other disciplines. The Third Edition features updated coverage of the newest nuclear reactor designs, fusion reactors, radiation health risks, and expanded discussion of basic reactor physics with added examples. A complete Solutions Manual and figure slides for classroom projection are available for instructors adopting the text.

Scientific Information Transfer The Editor s Role

Quantities, units and symbols. 2nd edn. 54 pp. Supersedes earlier texts of 1969 and 1951 and 1st edn (1971). GB-RSM (Royal Society of Medicine); 1972. Units, symbols and abbreviations: a guide for biological and medical editors and ...

Author: M. Balaban

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400998636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 686

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It was Faraday who in 1821 said that there are three necessary stages of useful research. The first to begin it, the second to· end it, and the third 1 to publish it. There has since indeed been so much research and publication that we have become increasingly alarmed by the galloping proliferation of scientific information produced in relation to the user's ability to retrieve and consume it effectively, conveniently and creatively. In 1948, to deal with this concern, the Royal Society Scientific Infor 1 mation Conference held in London spanned the whole realm of scientific in formation. Sir Robert Robinson, President of the Royal Society, in his open ing address noted that "the study of scientific information services in all its ramifications has enormous scope", and the London conference dealt with scientific publication, format, editorial policy, subject grouping, organiza tion, abstracting, reviews, classification, indexing and training of infor mation officers. It was about this time that information science began to develop more on the retrieval end, so it seems logical that the first editors' group founded in 1949 was ICSU AB, the International Council of Scientific Unions Abstract ing Board. In 1958 the National Academy of Sciences International Conference of 2 Scientific Information in Washington limited its interests and expanded on the later phases of the life cycle of information - storage and retrieval.

Foundations of Pharmacokinetics

The third aspect in the progress of all sciences is often overlooked; it consists in the development of a new or an ... they have not yet reached a general acceptance, those proposals are more on the line of abbreviations than symbols.

Author: Aldo Rescigno

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306479243

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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This book has its origin in my experience as a teacher of pharmacokinetics in many universities in four different continents. It was not my intention to write a popular book; what distinguishes this one from many others on the same subject is its large use of algebra and calculus. For this I make no apologies; in fact a serious study of pharmacokinetics without the help of mathematics is, in my opinion, impossible. The exact definition of many pharmacokinetic quantities, even the most common, and the correct use of many equations, even the most simple, requires the constant use of mathematical language. On the other hand I have made a considerable effort to use only elementary algebra and elementary calculus, as commonly taught in most introductory university courses. For the few exceptions, when less common mathematical concepts were needed, I have supplied the necessary explanations in four appendices. The first three chapters are a general introduction to the scientific method. Chapters 4 to 12 show different specific methods to deal with pharmacokinetic pr- lems. There is considerable overlap among those chapters; this is intentional and its p- pose is to convince the reader that every problem can be solved in more than one way, including ways that were not mentioned in this book and that intelligent readers can find for their own pleasure. Chapters 13 to 17 show how different parameters of importance in pharmacokinetics can be exactly defined and measured.

Mosby s Pocket Dictionary of Medicine Nursing Health Professions E Book

VCO unit 2 of , symbol time. for carbon dioxide output per VCU, abbreviation for voiding cystourethrography. ... E, symbol symbol for expired for volume volume. expired in 1 minute. vector /vektər/ [L, carrier], 1. a quantity having ...

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323066044

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

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This convenient, concise version of the best-selling Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions provides condensed definitions to incorporate only the most essential information. Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary includes all of the information you need, including content on diseases, procedures, equipment, drugs, and so much more. Screened thumb tabs make it easy to locate definitions quickly, and a list of common medical abbreviations printed in the front and back covers make this a perfect reference for clinical practice. UNIQUE! Emphasis on nursing and health science terminology makes this the most useful pocket dictionary for students and practitioners in nursing and health professions. Its small size makes it easy to transport, and the sturdy, flexible cover increases the durability. The practical, straightforward alphabetical organization with no subentries and easy-to-use thumb tabs make it easy to find and understand information. UNIQUE! A section on nursing diagnoses with entries for all NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses prepares you for real-world practice. British spellings for selected entries help you recognize alternate spellings. Etymologies aid your understanding of medical terminology and help you develop a professional vocabulary. Pronunciations provided for key entries help you use terminology correctly in everyday practice. Includes 38,700 definitions, with over 5,000 new and 25,000 revised definitions, to reflect the latest information in all areas of nursing, medicine, and health professions. UNIQUE! Current definitions for all NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications) ensure you have the most up-to-date information for clinical documentation, communication, and care evaluation.

The Manual of Scientific Style

See Drugs/pharmaceutical agents Pharmacokinetic abbreviations, 536t Pharmacokinetic modifiers, 537t Phenotypes, 483-484 Phi, 557t Phonetics, brackets in, 194 Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 377 Photoelectric effect, ...

Author: Harold Rabinowitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080557961

Category: Medical

Page: 984

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Much like the Chicago Manual of Style, The Manual of Scientific Style addresses all stylistic matters in the relevant disciplines of physical and biological science, medicine, health, and technology. It presents consistent guidelines for text, data, and graphics, providing a comprehensive and authoritative style manual that can be used by the professional scientist, science editor, general editor, science writer, and researcher. Scientific disciplines treated independently, with notes where variances occur in the same linguistic areas Organization and directives designed to assist readers in finding the precise usage rule or convention A focus on American usage in rules and formulations with noted differences between American and British usage Differences in the various levels of scientific discourse addressed in a variety of settings in which science writing appears Instruction and guidance on the means of improving clarity, precision, and effectiveness of science writing, from its most technical to its most popular