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    ANNEX  2

     ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE MONOGRAPHS

    ADI            acceptable daily intake
    A/G            albumin/globulin ratio
    ALAT           alanine aminotransferase
    AUC            area under the curve

    BUN            Blood urea nigrogen
    bw             body weight

    CHO            Chinese hamster ovary
    Cmax           maximum concentration 
    CNS            central nervous system

    DNA            deoxyribonucleic acid

    ECG            electrocardiogram 

    FAO            Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    F1             filial generation, first
    F2             filial generation, second
    FEV1           forced expiratory volume in one second

    g              gram

    HFA            human flora associated

    i.m.           intramuscular
    i.v.           intravenous

    JECFA          Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

    kg             kilogram

    LDH            lactate dehydrogenase
    LD50           lethal dose, median
    l              litre

    MCH            mean corpuscular haemoglobin
    MCV            mean corpuscular volume 
    g             microgram
    mg             milligram
    MIC            minimum inhibitory concentration
    ml             millilitre
    MRNA           messenger ribonucleic acid

    NOEL           no-observed-effect level

    PAH            para-aminohippurate
    p.o.           per os (by mouth)

    RBC            red blood cell

    s.c.           subcutaneous
    SCE            sister chromatid exchange
    SGOT           serum glutamic-oxaloacetate transaminase
    SGPT           serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase

    UDS            unscheduled DNA synthesis

    Vc             volume capacity
    Vd             volume of distribution

    WBC            white blood cell count
    WHO            World Health Organization

    > HFF          greater than or equal to 
    =              equals
    >              greater than
    <              less than
    X              multiplied by
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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations