WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations - WHO Technical Report Series, No. 885 - Thirty-fifth Report
(1999; 168 pages) [Spanish] View the PDF document
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View the documentWHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations
View the document1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. The international pharmacopoeia and related issues
Open this folder and view contents3. International Chemical Reference Substances and Infrared Reference Spectra
Open this folder and view contents4. Quality control - national laboratories
Open this folder and view contents5. Good manufacturing practices
Open this folder and view contents6. Quality systems and inspection
Open this folder and view contents7. Other quality assurance topics
Close this folder8. Nomenclature and terminology
View the document8.1 International Nonproprietary Names for pharmaceutical substances
View the document8.2 Terminology
Open this folder and view contents9. Legal aspects of pharmaceuticals
Open this folder and view contents10. Regulatory issues
Open this folder and view contents11. Training activities
View the document12. Pharmaceuticals contaminated with diethylene glycol
View the documentAcknowledgements
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View the documentAnnex 1. List of available International Chemical Reference Substances1
View the documentAnnex 2. List of available International Infrared Reference Spectra1
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 3. General guidelines for the establishment, maintenance and distribution of chemical reference substances
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 4. Good manufacturing practices: authorized person - role, functions and training
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 5. Good manufacturing practices: supplementary guidelines for the manufacture of pharmaceutical excipients
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 6. Guidelines for inspection of drug distribution channels
View the documentAnnex 7. Good pharmacy practice in community and hospital pharmacy settings
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 8. National drug regulatory legislation: guiding principles for small drug regulatory authorities
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 9. Provisional guidelines for developing training programmes: inspection and examination of counterfeit pharmaceuticals
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8.2 Terminology

The Committee noted progress made with the compilation of a list of key terms related to drug quality assurance, together with their definitions. Subject to the additions and amendments proposed by the Committee, the Secretariat will prepare a revised document for wider circulation. In order to facilitate the receipt of comments the use of Internet-based electronic tools was encouraged whenever possible. The usual consultation procedures will, however, continue in order to ensure optimum participation in the consultative process. The Committee emphasized the importance of taking into account ongoing activities on the international harmonization of terminology. The Committee was informed that standard terms relating to pharmaceutical dosage forms were published by the Council of Europe (17). It noted that WHO had established a list of terms used to describe the pharmacological action and therapeutic use of drugs (18), which was available in English, French and Spanish.

 

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