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Offline Nahian Fyrose Fahim

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AHU: Air Handling Unit
AQL: Acceptable Quality Level
API: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients
GLP: Good Laboratories Practice
ICH: International Conference on Harmonization
ISO: International Standard Organization/ International Organization for Standardization
GMP: Good Manufacturing Practice
cGMP: Current Good Manufacturing Practice
TQM: Total Quality Management
WHO:  World Health Organization
WHA: World Health Assembly
BMR: Batch Manufacturing Records
BPR: Batch Packaging Records
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
FD & C: Food, Drug and Cosmetics
IPC: In-Process Control/ Check
CBA: Collective Bargaining Agent
MCA: Medicines Control Agency (Britain)
MCC: Medicine Control Council (Africa)
ICRS:  International Chemical Reference Substances
IRO: Industrial Relations Ordinance
EEC:  European Commission;
ISO/TC: International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee
PDCA: Plan, Do, Check, Act
PIC: Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention
PIC/S: Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme
DQ: Design Qualification
IQ: Installation Qualification
OQ: Operational Qualification
PQ: Performance Qualification
ASL: Approved Suppliers’ List
VMP: Validation Master Plan
TRS: Technical Report Series
CRS: Chemical Reference Substances
HEPA: High Efficiency Particulate Air
SAL: Sterility Assurance Level
IU: International Unit
IUPAC: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ANOVA: Analysis of Variance
HEPA: High Efficiency Particulate Air
HPLC: High Performance Liquid Chromatography
ICDRA: International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities
TLC: Thin Layer Chromatography
GC: Gas Chromatography
PVC: Poly Vinyl Chloride
PVDC: Poly Vinyledene Chloride
ROPP: Rolled on Pilfer Proof
RCC: Reinforced concrete
FTIR: Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy
LAL: Limulus Amebocyte Lysate
RO: Reverse Osmosis
WFI: Water for Injection
FIFO: First-in-first-Out
FEFO: First Expired, First Out
EEFO: Earliest Expiry, First Out
HACCP: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
FIP: International Pharmaceutical Federation
INN: International Non-proprietary Names
IFPMA: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations
IPEC: International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council
UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund
WTO: World Trade Organization
PDG: Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group
GTDP: Good trade and distribution practice
DAR: Drug Administration Registration           
DMF: Drug Master File                                   
DRA: Drug Regulatory Authority
EOI: Expression of Interest
ILO: International Labor Organization
NPS: Nonpareil seed
EDM: Essential Drugs and Medicines
BAN: British Approved Names
USAN: United States Accepted Names
GSP: Good storage practice
MOA: Method of analysis
COA: Certificate of analysis
UNAIDS: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
ASEAN: Association of South Asian Nations
TPN: Total Parenteral Nutrition       
BFS: Blow, Fill, Seal Technique (Ampule Filling)
LDPE: Low Density Polyethylene
HDPE: High Density Polyethylene
PP: Polypropylene
HVAC: Heat, Ventilation and Air conditioning
PPIC: Production Planning & Inventory Control
PPI: Proton Pump Inhibitor           
o. d.: Once daily
b. i. d.: Twice daily
TOC: Total Organic Carbon
t. i. d.: Thrice daily
q. i. d.: Four times daily
PMN: Phenylmercuric Nitrate
PMA: Phenylmercuric Acetate
BAC:  Benzalkonium Chloride
PVDC: Polyvinylidene Chloride
NE: Not Established
PET: Polyethylene Terephthalate
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization
EEC: European Commission
USAID: U.S. Agency for International Development
ICDDRB: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
IBC: Intermediate Bulk Container
AAS: Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
ICP: Inductively Coupled Spectroscopy
IC: Ion Chromatography
TGA: Therapeutic Goods Agency (Australia)
MHRA: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (UK)


Source: http://pharmacistlelin.blogspot.com/search/label/Important%20Pharmaceutical%20Terms
Nahian Fyrose Fahim
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Department of Pharmacy
Daffodil International University
Email: fyrose.ph@diu.edu.bd

Offline Sabreena Chowdhury Raka

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Re: Important abbreviations need to know every pharmacy students
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 09:37:10 AM »
Good to know. Thanks.
Sabreena Chowdhury Raka
Senior Lecturer
Department of Pharmacy
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Daffodil International University