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FDA Acronyms & Abbreviations


About This Database

The FDA Acronyms and Abbreviations database provides a quick reference to acronyms and abbreviations related to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities.

The emphasis is on scientific, regulatory, government agency, and computer application terms. The database includes some FDA organizational and program acronyms.  For more information about FDA's organization, please see our Web page "FDA Organization."

We have included some terms that are not strictly acronyms because of their relevance to FDA activities. Acronyms for journal titles do not appear in the database.



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