Abbreviations and acronyms

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

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NOHSC National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (superseded by Safe Work Australia)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

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
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