Abbreviations and acronyms

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N

Name Description Related terms
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
NATA
National Association of Testing Authorities
NCCLS

National Committee on Clinical Laboratory Standards

NCRIS
National Chemical Registration Information System Database
ND
not detected
NDPSC
National Drugs and Poisons Scheduling Committee (replaced by the ACMS and ACCS in 2010)
NEPC
National Environmental Protection Council
NESTI
national estimated short-term intake
NF
National Formulary (United States)
ng
nanogram
NHMRC
National Health and Medical Research Council
NICNAS
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
NIEHS
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (United States)
NIR
near infra-red
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
NK cell
natural killer cell
nm
nanometre
NMI
(Australian Government) National Measurement Institute
NMR
nuclear magnetic resonance (spectroscopy)
NMT
not more than
NOAEC
no-observed-adverse-effect concentration
NOAEL
no-observed-adverse-effect level
NOEC
no-observed-effect concentration
NOEL
no-observable-effect level
NOHSC
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (superseded by Safe Work Australia)
NQ
not quantified
NRA
National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals—now renamed Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
NRMMC
National Resource Management Ministerial Council
NRS

National Residues Survey

NRS
National Registration Scheme for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals
NSAIDs
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
NTP
National Toxicology Program (United States)
NZFSA
New Zealand Food Safety Authority