Guide to the abbreviations used in ChemIDplus
ChemIDplus uses abbreviations after a substance name. The table below shows the meaning of those abbreviations.
Information about the ChemIDplus Locators can be found at page.
|ANSI||American National Standards Institute|
|BAN||A British Approved Name (BAN) is the official non-proprietary or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission.|
|BSI||British Standards Institution|
|DCF||Dénomination Commune Française In French|
|INN||International Nonproprietary Names (INN) facilitate the identification of pharmaceutical substances or active pharmaceutical ingredients. Each INN is a unique name that is globally recognized and is public property. The INN program is under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO).|
|ISO||The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a network of the national standards institutes of 160 countries, one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.|
|JAN||Japanese Approved Name|
|NF||United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary (USP–NF) is a book of public pharmacopeial standards. It contains standards for medicines, dosage forms, drug substances, excipients, medical devices, and dietary supplements|
|USAN||United States Adopted Names - unique nonproprietary names assigned to pharmaceuticals marketed in the United States|
|USP||United States Pharmacopeial Convention is a non–governmental, official public standards–setting authority for prescription and over–the–counter medicines and other healthcare products manufactured or sold in the United States.|