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Provisional Recommendations

Chemistry and Human Health Division

Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology -
Expanded and Revised from "Glossary for Chemists of Terms Used in Toxicology" (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)

This glossary, a revision of the IUPAC "Glossary for Chemists of Terms Used in Toxicology"[1] incorporating new and redefined terms from the "Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicokinetics" [2], contains definitions and explanatory notes, if needed, for terms frequently used in the multidisciplinary field of toxicology. The glossary is compiled primarily for those scientists and others 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. There are three annexes, one containing a list of abbreviations and acronyms used in toxicology, one containing a list of abbreviations and acronyms used by international bodies and by legislation relevant to toxicology and chemical safety, and one describing the classification of carcinogenicity according to the weight of evidence available.

[1] Pure Appl. Chem. 65(9), 2003-2122, 1993
> link to PAC 65(9) issue index, or > full text online version
[2] Pure Appl. Chem. 76(5), 1033-1082, 2004

> Download full text of the Provisional Recommendations (pdf file - 627MB)

Comments by 30 September 2006
Dr. John H. Duffus
Edinborough Centre for Toxicology
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United Kingdom

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