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Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of North Florida
Phone: 1-904-620-1938
Fax: 1-904-620-3535
Email: schalk@unf.edu
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Being Acronymble with FIA!

Putting together the Flow Analysis Database has been a project of mine for many years. I started collecting references on Flow Injection Analysis during graduate school at UMass Amherst and have done a lot of searching for FIA in the various databases that are available in addition to the Internet. One of the most amazing things that I have found is that in nearly every area of science FIA has been used in some fashion, from chemistry, to biology, to medicine, to forestry, to brewing, to agriculture, etc. Asa result of this diverse range of areas I have come across a number of other meanings for the acronym FIA and I thought that I would report them here so that researchers in the Flow Analysis community can be aware of them. If you have any additional meanings let me know and I will add them to the list. Stuart Chalk

The Meaning of FIA - Flow Injection Analysis (the most important!)

Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Future Imagery Architecture
Futures Industry Association Family Independence Agency
Forge Industry Association Focus Immunoassay
Fluorescence ImmunoAssay Fottshock-Induced Aggression
Functional Integration Approach Fetuses, Intra-Amniotic
Fruend's Incomplete Adjuvant Fire Incident Analysis
Functional Interhemispherical Asymmetry Factor-Independent Activation
Fibrinolysis Inhibition Activity Family and Intimate Assaults
Face Immersion and Apnea Fistula-In-Ano
Fluorescein IodoAcetamide Fraction of Injected Activity
Focal Immunofluorescence Assay Focal Infectivity Assay
Fundamental Iterative Algorithm Flow-Independant Angiography
Forest Inventory and Analysis Familial Intracranial Aneurysms
Factor-Independent Activation Fluorimetric Immunofunctional Assay
Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption Flux-Interruption and Annealing
Federation Internationale de l'Automobile Fluid Industrial Associates
Financial Integrity Associates First Info Art
Feline Infectious Anaemia Freaks in Action
Footwear Industry of America Fuzzy Inference Agent

And of course there are other meanings for FIA on Wikipedia