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    ANNEX 2

    ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE MONOGRAPHS

    ADI            acceptable daily intake
    BBN            N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine
    BHA            butylated hydroxyanisole
    BHT            butylated hydroxytoluene
    BUN            blood urea nitrogen
    b.w.           body weight
    CDC            Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
    CEC            Commission of the European Communities
    CNS            central nervous system
    CHO            Chinese hampster ovary
    DHEW           Department of Health, Education and Welfare (U.S.)
                     (Now the Department of Health and Human Services
                     (DHHS))
    DMBA           7,12-dimethyl benz(a)anthracene
    DRL            differential reinforcement of low rate
    EEC            European Economic Community
    EP             erythrocyte protoporphyrin
    FAA            N-2-fluorenylacetamide
    FAO            Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
                     Nations
    FDA            Food and Drug Administration (U.S.)
    FEV1           forced excretory volume in 1 second
    GABA           gamma-aminobutyric acid
    GDL            glucono delta-lactone
    GGT            gamma-glutamyltransferase
    GOT            see SGOT
    GPT            see SGPT
    Hb             haemoglobin
    IARC           International Agency for Research on Cancer
    i.m.           intramuscular
    i.p.           intraperitoneal
    IPCS           International Programme on Chemical Safety
    i.v.           intravenous
    JECFA          Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives
    LD50           lethal dose, median
    LDH            lactate dehydrogenase
    MNU            methylnitrosourea
    NAD            nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide
    NHANES II      Second National Health and Nutrition Examination
                     Survey (U.S.)
    NOEL           no-observed-effect level
    OCT            ornithine carbamoyltransferase
    PAS            periodic acid Shiffs
    PBI            protein-bound iodine
    PCV            haematocrit
    PTWI           provisional tolerable weekly intake
    RBC            red blood cell (erythrocyte count)

    rT3            reverse triiodothyronine
    SAP            serum alkaline phosphatase
    s.c.           subcutaneous
    SCE            sister chromatid exchange
    SG             specific gravity
    SGOT           serum glutamate-oxaloacetate transaminase
    SGPT           serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase
    T3             triiodothyronine
    T4             thyroxine
    TBHQ           tert-butylhydroquinone
    TPGS           d-alpha-tocopheryl(polyethyleneglycol)1000
                     succinate
    TPN            total parenteral nutrition (solution)
    TRH            TSU-releasing hormone
    TSH            thyrotropin
    WBC            white blood cell (total leukocyte count)
    WHO            World Health Organization
    w/w            weight/weight
    





















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       Toxicological Abbreviations