mass number, A

Total number of heavy particles (protons and neutrons jointly called nucleons) in the atomic nucleus. Also called nucleon number. Symbol m in mass spectrometry.
Green Book, 2nd ed., p. 20
Red Book, p. 35
PAC, 1996, 68, 957 (Glossary of terms in quantities and units in Clinical Chemistry (IUPAC-IFCC Recommendations 1996)) on page 980
PAC, 1991, 63, 1541 (Recommendations for nomenclature and symbolism for mass spectroscopy (including an appendix of terms used in vacuum technology). (Recommendations 1991)) on page 1545