Abbreviations and acronyms

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Name Description Related terms
E/Z Geometric isomer classification
EAFI export animal feed interval
EAGAR Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
EARS Electronic Application Registration System


Concentration at which the biomass of 50 percent of the test population is impacted

EC APVMA formulation type code for emulsifiable concentrate
EC Number Enzyme Commission number


The concentration of a test substance that results in half the maximal response

ECETOC European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals
EDB ethylene dibromide
EDI estimated daily intake
EDRMS Electronic Document and Records Management System
EDTA ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
EEC European Economic Community

estimated environmental concentration

EFSA European Food Safety Authority
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EG APVMA formulation type code for emulsifiable granule
EGI export grazing interval
EHC Environmental Health Criteria (World Health Organization)
EHI export harvest interval
EI export interval
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
ELS early life stage
EM APVMA formulation type code for emulsion
EMA European Medicines Agency (or European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products)
EMDA estimated maximum daily intake
EP APVMA formulation type code for emulsifiable powder

(United States) Environmental Protection Agency

EPHC Environment Protection and Heritage Council
EPPO The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization
EqP equilibrium partitioning


Concentration at which the rate of growth of 50 per cent of the test population is impacted

ERP egg reappearance period (a pasture contamination management tool used for equine strongyles)
ES APVMA formulation type code for emulsion for seed treatment
ESD Emission Scenario Document
ESI export slaughter interval
EST Emission Scenario Document
EU European Union
EUDRA European Union Drug Regulatory Authorities
EUP end-use product
EURACHEM A collaborative European working group with the objective of establishing a system for the traceability of chemical measurements and promotion of good quality practices
EuroFIR European Food Information Resource Network
EUSES European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances
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