The term RS refers to a USP Reference Standard as stated under Reference Standards
in these General Notices
(see also USP Reference Standards 11
for a comprehensive discussion of reference materials).
The terms CS and TS refer to Colorimetric Solution and Test Solution, respectively (see under Reagents, Indicators, and Solutions). The term VS refers to Volumetric Solution as stated under Solutions in the General Notices.
The term PF refers to Pharmacopeial Forum, the journal of standards development and official compendia revision (see Pharmacopeial Forum in these General Notices).
Abbreviations for the names of many institutions, organizations, and publications are used for convenience throughout USP and NF. An alphabetized tabulation follows.
||Institution, Organization, or Publication
||Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
||American Chemical Society
||American National Standards Institute
||AOAC International (formerly Association
of Official Analytical Chemists)
||American Society for Testing and Materials
||American Type Culture Collection
||Chemical Abstracts Service
||U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
||Food Chemicals Codex
||U.S. Food and Drug Administration
||Health Industry Manufacturers Association
||International Organization for Standardization
||International Union of Pure and AppliedChemistry
||National Institute of Standards and Technology
||United States Adopted Names
||World Health Organization
Abbreviated Statements in Monographs
Incomplete sentences are employed in various portions of the monographs for directness and brevity. Where the limit tests are so abbreviated, it is to be understood that the chapter numbers (shown in angle brackets) designate the respective procedures to be followed, and that the values specified after the colon are the required limits.