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    ANNEX 2

    ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE MONOGRAPHS

    ACTH       adenocorticotropic hormone
    ADI        acceptable daily intake
    BMR        basal metabolic rate
    BSP        bromsulphalein
    BUN        blood urea nitrogen
    b.w.       body weight
    CHO        Chinese hampster ovary
    CNS        central nervous system
    DMAB       para-dimethylaminoazobenzene
    DMH        1,2-dimethylhydrazine
    ECG        electrocardiogram
    ECT        electric convulsive therapy
    EEG        electroencephalogram
    ERG        electroretinogram
    FAO        Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
                 Nations
    FDA        Food and Drug Administration (U.S.)
    FSH        follicle-stimulating hormone
    GABA       gamma-aminobutyric acid
    GOT        see SGOT
    GPT        see SGPT
    Hb         haemoglobin
    HCG        human chorionic gonadotrophin
    HPLC       high pressure liquid chromatography
    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
    LH         leutenizing hormone
    LHRF       lentenizing hormone releasing factor
    LHRH       leutenizing hormone releasing hormone
    LS 1       liquid smoke preparation 1
    LS 2       liquid smoke preparation 2
    MCA        3-methylcholanthrene
    MSG        monosodium glutamate
    MSH        melanocyte-stimulating hormone
    NOEL       no-observed-effect level
    PAHs       polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
    PCV        haematocrit
    ppm        parts per million
    PTH        parathormone

    PTWI       provisional tolerable weekly intake
    RBC        red blood cell (erythrocyte count)
    s.c.       subcutaneous
    SCE        sister chromatid exchange
    SG         specific gravity
    SGOT       serum glutamate-oxaloacetate transaminase
    SGPT       serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase
    T3         triiodothyronine
    T4         thyroxine
    TRH        TSH-releasing hormone
    TSH        thyrotropin
    WBC        white blood cell (total leukocyte count)
    WHO        World Health Organization
    w/v        weight/volume
    w/w        weight/weight
    





















    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations