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    ANNEX 2

     ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE MONOGRAPHS

    ADI       acceptable daily intake
    ALP       alkaline phosphatase

    BID       two times a day
    BPO       benzylpenicilloyl
    BSP       bromosulfophthalein
    BUN       blood urea nitrogen
    b.w.      body weight

    CBC       complete blood count
    CHO       Chinese hamster ovary
    CNS       central nervous system

    DMNA      N-nitrosodimethylamine
    DMSO      dimethylsulfoxide
    DNA       deoxyribonucleic acid

    ECG       electrocardiogram

    FAO       Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    GABA      gamma-aminobutyric acid

    HPLC      high pressure liquid chromatography

    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

    MIC       minimum inhibitory concentration
    MRL       maximum residue limit

    NOAEL     no-observed-adverse-effect level
    NOEL      no-observed-effect level

    OCP       Onchocerciasis Control Programme of WHO
    OTC       oxytetracycline
    OTC-C     oxytetracycline conventional formulation
    OTC-LA    oxytetracycline long-acting formulation

    PCV       packed cell volume (haematocrit)
    p.o.      per os (by mouth)
    ppb       parts per billion
    ppm       parts per million

    QID       four times a day

    RAST      radioallergosorbent test
    RBC       red blood cell (erythrocyte count)
    RIA       radioimmunoassay

    s.c.      subcutaneous
    SCE       sister chromatid exchange
    SGOT      serum glutamate-oxaloacetate transaminase
    SGPT      serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase

    TLC       thin layer chromatography

    UDS       unscheduled DNA synthesis

    WBC       white blood cell (total leukocyte count)
    WHO       World Health Organization





















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       Toxicological Abbreviations