C

c AMP Cyclic Adenosine Mono Phosphate
C&D Construction & Demolition
CA CAnada
CAA Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
CAB Controlled Atmosphere Brazing
CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
CABP Community Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
CACHy Catalytic Asymmetric Cyano Hydrin (technology)
CAD Cellular Activator & Differentiator
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CADASIL Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy
CADD Computer Aided Drug Design
CAEV Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus
CAEV Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus
CAF CD8 Antiviral Factor (AIDS)
CAGE Cooperation for Analysis of Gene Expression
CAI Crystal Adhesion Inhibitor (Urology - Lithiasis)
CAIA Collagen Antibody Induced Arthritis
CALB Candida Antarctica Lipase B
CALCL Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
CaM Cal Modulin
CAM Cell Adhesion Molecule
CAM Cathode Active Materials
CaMPDE Cal Modulin Phospho Di Esterase
CAP Condensation Aerosol Particles
CAP Community Acquired Pneumonia
CAPS Computer Assisted Personalized Sedation
CAPS Cryopyrin Associated Periodic Syndromes
CAPS Catastrophic Antiphos Pholipid Syndrome
CAR chimeric antigen receptor
CARK Cardiac-related Ankyrin-Repeat Kinase
CARS Coherent Anti-stokes Raman Scattering
CART Cocaine & Amphetamine Related Transcript
CART Constitutively Active Receptor Technology
CART Chimeric Antigen Receptor T
CAS Chemical Abstract Service
CAS Cellular Apoptosis Susceptibility (protein)
CAS Carotid Artery Stenting
CAS Computer Assisted Solutions
CASMAT Consortium for Advanced Semiconductor MAterials & related Technologies
CASPI Coatings, Adhesives, Specialty Polymers, and Inks
CAT Cambridge Antibody Technology
CAT CATalysis; CATalyst
CATHy Catalytic Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation
CAUTI Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
CAV Chicken Anemia Virus
CBA Carboxy Benz Aldehyde
CBA Cyano Benzyl Amine
CBB Coomassie Brilliant Blue (dye)
CBBM Center for Biocatalysis & Bioprocessing of Macromolecules
CBC Calcium Binding Capacity
CBD Canna Bi Diol
CBD Conditionally Bioreversible Derivative
CBE Center for Biomedical Engineering (USA - MIT)
CBO Chief Brand Officer
CBO Chief Bus. Officer
CBO Congress Budget Office (USA)
CBP CREB Binding Protein
CBR Calcium Binding Rate
CBS Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (Netherlands)
CBS Central Bureau voor Schimmelcultures at Baam (NE)
CBT Cyclic Butylene Terephthalate (oligomer)
CCA Charge Control Agent (Electrophotography)
CCA Chromated Copper Arsenate (wood preservative)
CCA Crystalline Colloidal Array
CCB Calcium Channel Blocker
CCC Chlorine Chemistry Council (USA)
CCC Counter Current Chromatography
CCD Charge Coupled Device
CCK Chole Cysto Kinin
CCO Chief Commercial Officer
CCoAMT Caffeoyl Co A 3-O Methyl Transferase.
CCP Cyclic Citrulinated Peptide
CCR Cell Cycle Regulatory
CCR Chemo Kine Receptor
CCS Carbon Capture and Sequestration (Storage)
CCSA Colon Cancer-Specific Antigen
CCTEC Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise & Commercialization
CCV Canine Corona Virus.
CCVC Catalytic Carbon Vapour Deposition
CD Compact Disc Disk
CD Circular Disk
CD Controlled Delivery
CD Cluster of Differentiation (Antigens)
CD Circular Dichroism
CD Catalytic Domain
CDA Cancer Differentiation Analysis
CDAD Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea
CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevn (USA)
CDC Cross Dehydrogenative Coupling
CDC Complement Dependent Cytotoxicity
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (linked to USA - FDA)
CDG Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation
CDI Clostridium Difficile Infection
CDK Cyclin Dependent Kinase
CDKi Cyclin Dependent Kinase Inhibitors
CDL Chemical Diversity Labs
CDM Cyclohexane Di Methanol
CDM Clean Dev. Mechanism (Kyoto Protocol)
CDMO Contract Development & MFG. ORG.
CDO C Doped Oxides
CDO Chief Dev. Officer
CDPET Cationic Dyeable Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate)
CDR Complementarity Determining Region
CDS Colonic Delivery System
CDS Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
CDT Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin
CDTA Cis-1,2-Diaminocyclohexane Tetraacetic Acid
CE Capillary Electrophoresis
CEA Commissariat Energie Atomique (France)
CEA Carcino Embryonic Antigen (oncology)
CEA Cation Exchange Adsorbent
CEA Carotid End Arterectomy
CEBC Crystalline Ethylene Butene Copolymer
CEC Capillary Electro Chromatography
CED Convection-Enhanced Delivery
CEDD Centers of Excellence for Drug Discovery
CEDI Continuous Electronic De Ionization (Water Treat.)
CEE Central & Eastern Europe
CEG Controlled Environment Genetics
CEI Consortium fur Elektrochemische Industrie (DE)
CEIT 5-Chloro-2-Ethyl-3-Iso Thiazolone (Biocide)
CEL Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CEOR Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery
CER C Emissions Receipts
CERA Continuous Erythropoietin Receptor Activator
CETP Cholesterol Ester Transport Protein
CEX Cation EXchange
CF Cystic Fibrosis
CFC Chloro Fluoro Carbon
CFIA Canadian Food Inspection Agency
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFRP Controlled Free Radical Polymn.
CFRP C-Fibre Reinforced Plastics
CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFSAN Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (USA Government's FDA)
CFTR Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator
CGD Chronic Granulomatous Disease
CGH Comparative Genome Hybridization
CGI Cold Gas Inflator
CGL Charge Generating Layer (electrophotography)
Cgl Cyclo Hexyl Glycine
CGM Continuous Glucose Monitoring
CGMP Current Good Mfg Practices (Pharma.)
CGMP Cyclic Guanosine Mono Phosphate
CGP Ca Glycero Phosphate
CGRP Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide
CH Confederation Helvetique
CHAMP Computed Helical Antimembrane Protein
CHC Chlorinated Hydrocarbon
CHD Congenital Heart Disease
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CHDA Cyclo Hexyl Dicarboxylic Acid (HOOC-C6H10-COOH)
CHDM 1,4-Cyclo Hexa Di Methanol
CHDRF Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors
CHEMRAWN CHEMistry Research Applied to World Needs
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CHHP Cyclo Hexyl Hydro Peroxide
CHHPM Cyclo Hexyl Hydroxy Propyl Maleate
CHK CHeckpoint Kinase
CHL CHLoride
CHMP Committee Human use Medicinal Products (EMEA)
CHO Chinese Hamster Ovary
CHP Combined Heat & Power (electricity cogeneration)
CHP Cumyl Hydro Peroxide
CHXIT 4,5-Di Chloro-2-Cyclo Hexyl-3-Iso Thiazolinone (Biocide)
CI Color Index
CI Competitive Intelligence
CIA Chemotherapy Induced Anemia
CIAI Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infection
CIAS Cognitive Impairment Associated with Schizophrenia
CIAV Chicken Infectious Anemia Virus
CIC Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
CID Chemical Inducer of protein Dimerization (cell biology)
CIDP Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
CIGB Centro de Ingenieria Genetica y Biotecnologia (Cuba)
CIGS Cu In Ga Selenide
CIN Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
CIN Contrast Induced Nephropathy
CINOD COX Inhibiting NO Donating (NSAID)
CINV Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
CIO 1 Chief Information Officer
CIO 2 Chief Innovation Officer
CIPP Cured In Place Pipe
CIS Copper Indium Selenium
CIT Chemotherapy Induced Thrombocytopenia
CITE Cap Independent Translation Enhancer
CITP Capillary Iso Tacho Phoresis
CIU Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
CIV Canine Influenza Virus
CJD Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease
CK Creatine Kinase
CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
CL Cross Linking
CLA Conjugated Linoleic Acid
CLC Cellular Lightweight Concrete
CLEC Cross Linked Enzyme Crystal
CLEC Cross Linked Enzyme Crystal
ClfA Clumping Factor A (Staphylococcus Aureus)
CLI Critical Limb Ischemia
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
CLL Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
CLND Chemi Luminescent Nitrogen Detector
CMA Chemical Manufacturers Association (USA)
CMC Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry (database of pharma. drugs or neardrugs)
CMC p-Chloro-M-Cresol (biocide)
CMC Critical Micelle Concentration
CMC Ceramic Matrix Composite
CMC Carboxyl Methyl Cellulose
CMC Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (FDA)
CMF Cranio Maxillo Facial
CMF Cl Me Furfural
CMI Cell Mediated Immune (cells)
CMIA Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immuno Assay
CMIT 5-Chloro-2-Methyl-4-Iso Thiazolin-3-one (Biocide)
CML Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
CMLD Chemical Methodologies & Library Development (CombiChem)
CMMOL Chronic Myelo MOnocytic Leukemia
CMO Chief Medical Officer
CMO Chief Marketing Officer
CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CMP Chemical - Mechanical Polish
CMP Casein Macro Peptides
CMPE (Chloro Methyl Phenyl) Ethane
CMS Cell Matrix System (CV Pathway)
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMT Chemically Modified Tetracycline
CMV Cyto Megalo Virus
CMVIE Cyto Megalo Virus Immediate Early (gene promoter).
CN ChiNa
CNCM Collection Nationale de Cultures de Microorganismes
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
CNP Calcifying Nano Particles
CNRS Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique (France)
CNS Central Nervous System
CNS Center for Neurologic Study (USA)
CNSL Cashew Nut Shell Liquid
CNT C Nano Tube
CNTF Ciliary Neuro Trophic Factor
CNV Classic subfoveal Neo Vascularization
CNV Choroidal Neo Vascularization
CNVE CyaNo-5-methyl-3,6-dioxa-1-octene Vinyl Ether
CO COmpany
CO Catheter Occlusion
COAT Coated. Coating
COB Change Of Business
COC Cyclic Olefin Copolymers
CODH/ACS CO De Hydrogenase/Acetyl-Coenzyme A Synthase
COF Covalent Organic Framework
COFA COco nut Fatty Acid
COFANT COmmittee for Fair Ammonium Nitrate Trade (fertilizer, USA)
COI Cyclo Oxygenase Inhibitor
COM Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate (Urology - Lithiasis)
COMA Cyclic Olefin Maleic Anhydride compd. (electronics photoresist)
COMET COnsorttium on MEtabonomic Toxicology (Pharma.)
COMP Component
COMPD Compound
COMPN Composition
COMT Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase
CONC CONCentrate
CONRAD Contraceptive Research And Development
CONTG Containing
COO Chief Operating Officer
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
COPV Canine Oral Papilloma Virus
CORP CORPorate, CORPoration
COTS Commercial-Off The Shelf
COX Cyclo O Xygenase
Cp Cyclo Pentadienyl
CP Cis Platin
CP Circularly Polarized
CPA Chloro Platinic Acid
CPA p-Carboxy Phenoxy Acetic anhydride (polymer)
CPA Cyclo Phosph Amide (oncology)
CPAP Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPB Cardio Pulmonary Bypass
CPC Cellular Process Chemistry
CPC Calcium Phosphate Cement
CPD Chloro Propane Diol
CPD Continuous Professional Development
CPG Controlled Pore Glass
CPI Consumers Price Index
CPM bis(p-Carboxy Phenoxy) Methane anhydride (polymer)
CPMP Committee on Proprietary Medicinal Products (Europe)
CPO p-Carboxy Phenoxy Octanoic anhydride (polymer)
CPO Chief Procurement Officer
CPP bis (Carboxy Phenoxy) Propane anhydride (polymer)
CPP Cell Penetrating Peptide
CPPS Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
CPQBA Centro Pluridisciplinar de Pesquisas Quimicas, Biologicas e Agricolas (Unicamp, Brazil)
CPS Carboxy Poly Saccharide
CPS Complex Partial Seizures
CPSA Complexed Prostate Specific Antigen
CPTES Chloro Propyl Tri Ethoxy Silane
CPU Central Processing Unit
CPV Canine Parvo Virus
CPV p-Carboxy Phenoxy Valeric anhydride (polymer)
CPVC Chlorinated Poly Vinyl Chloride
CR Controlled Release
CR Calorie Restriction (Aging Prevn.)
CR Chloroprene Rubber
CR Computed Radiography
CRA Cytokine Regulating Agent
CRBSI Carheter Related Blood Stream Infection
CRC Cooperative Research Centre (AU)
CRC Colo Rectal Cancer
CREB Cyclic AMP Response Element Binding (protein)
CRF Corticotropin Releasing Factor
CRF Chronic Renal Failure
CRH Corticotropin Releasing Hormone
CRHR Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Receptor
CRM CoRynebacteriuM
CRM Customer Relationship Management
CRMA Cytokine Response Modified A
CRO Contract Research Organization
CRO Chief Regulatory Officer
CRP C Reactive Protein
CRP Controlled Radical Polymerization
CRPC Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
CRS Chronic Rhino Sinusitis
CRS Cytokine Release Syndrome
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
CRT Cancer Research Technology (UK)
CS Circum Porozoite protein
CS Connecting Segment
CS Cockayne Syndrome
CSA Camphor Sulfonic Acid
CSA Chief Science Adviser
CSA Central Sleep Apnea
CSBP Cytokine Suppressive antiinflammatory drug Binding Protein
CSD Carbonated Soft Drinks
CSD Cambridge Structural DB
CSF Colony Stimulating Factor
CSF Cerebro Spinal Fluid
CSF Classical Swine Fever
CSFV Classical Swine Fever Virus
CSH Ca Silicate Hydrate
CSIR Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (India)
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
CSK Chronic Superficial Keratitis
CSM Chloro Sulphonated Monomer (rubber)
CSMC Cedars Sinai Medical Center (USA)
CSO Chief Scientific Officer
CSP Chiral Stationary Phases
CSP Certified Service Provider
CSP Concentrating Solar Power
CSPE Chloro Sulphonated Poly Ethylene (rubber)
CSSSI Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections
CSSTI Complicated Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
CST Critical Solution Temperature
CT Cooperation Treaty (patents)
CT Cholera Toxin
CT Computer Tomography
CT Chemo Therapy
CTA Clinical Trial Application (Health Canada; MHRA)
CTA Clinical Trial Administrator
CTA cellulose tri acetate
CTB Cholera Toxin B
CTC 2-Chloro Trityl Chloride
CTC Circulating Tumor Cells
CTC CT Colonography
CTCL Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
CTE Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
CTFE Chloro Tri Fluoro Ethylene
CTGF Connective Tissue Growth Factor
CTL Charge Transporting Layer (electrophotography)
CTL Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (natural killer)
CTL Coal To Liquid
CTLA Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte-associated Antigen
CTM Charge Transporting Material (electrophotography)
CTMAOH Cetyl Tri Methyl Ammonium OH (hydroxide)
CTMP Chemi Thermo Mechanical Pulp (cellulose, paper)
CTO Chief Technology Officer
CTO Chronic Total Occlusion
CTS Crystalline Titanium molecular Sieve
CTS Contracted Titano Silicate
CTT Channeling Tablet Technology
CUDA Compute Unified Device Architecture
CuTC Cu(I) Thiophene-2-Carboxylate
CUTI Complicated Urinary Tract Infection
CV Cardio Vascular
CVC Central Venous Catheter
CVD Chemical Vapor Deposition
CVD Cardio Vascular Disease
CVI Chemical Vapor Infiltration
CVID Common Variable Immuno Deficiency
CVJ Constant Velocity Joint
CVT continuously-variable transmission
CWC CHEMICAL Weapons Convention
CYP CYtochrome P450