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Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 65, No. 9, pp. 2003-2122, 1993.



Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology
(IUPAC Recommmendations 1993)

Prepared for publication by J.H. Duffus*

The glossary contains definitions and explanatory notes, if needed, for over 1200 terms frequently used in the multidisciplinary field of toxicology. The glossary is compiled primarily for chemists who now find themselves working in toxicology or requiring a knowledge of the subject, especially for hazard and risk assessment. Many medical terms are included because of their frequent occurrence in the toxicological literature and because chemists would not normally be expected to be familiar with them. There are two annexes, one containing a list of abbreviations used in toxicology and and one containing a list of abbreviations used by international bodies and by legislation relevant to toxicology and chemical safety.

Alphabetical entries

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M

N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

> Preface
> Acknowledgements
> Notes for the user of this glossary
>> * Working party, Contributors, and Membership of the Commission during the period (1989-93) when this report was prepared

> Annex 1. Abbreviations used in toxicology
> Annex 2. Abbreviations of international bodies and legislation
> Annex 3. Literature Sources


The Glossary is also accessible on the Environmental Health and Toxicology pages @ <http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/glossarymain.html>

A IUPAC project initiated in 2003 is aimed at revising and updating this glossary ... see project 2003-028-1-700

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