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WHO FOOD ADDITIVES SERIES 46:ANNEX 2

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE MONOGRAPHS

A

volume anticipated on the basis of recent estimates

ADI

acceptable daily intake

AUC

area under the curve of concentration–time

bw

body weight

CAS

Chemical Abstracts Service

DIAMOND

dietary modelling of nutrition data

F

female

F0

parental generation

F1

first filial generation

F2

second filial geneartion

FAO

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

FEV1

forced expiratory volume in 1 s

GLP

good laboratory practice

Ig

immunoglobulin

IPCS

International Programme on Chemical Safety

JECFA

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

Km

Michaelis constant

LD50

median lethal dose

LD100

lethal dose

M

male

MAFF

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

N

new specifications prepared

NA

not available

NAD

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

N/D

no intake data reported

NOEL

no-observed-effect level

NR

not reported

N/R

not required for the evaluation

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

ppm

parts per million

PTDI

provisional tolerable daily intake

PTWI

provisional tolerable weekly intake

R

existing specifications revised

SD

standard deviation

T

existing new or revised specifications are tentative and information is needed

U

universally labelled

Vmax

Maximum velocity

W

existing specifications withdrawn

WHO

World Health Organization

w/v

weight per volume



















    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations

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