ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

Print this page         
Find Definition by Term and/or Language
Term Language (Optional)
Browse All Terms
Beginning With By Language
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z :: All English


An obsolete unit of pressure equal to that exerted by a column of mercury 1mm high at 0°C and standard gravity (1mm Hg); named after Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), the inventor of the mercury barometer. 1 Torr = 1/760 atm = 133.322 Pa.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

Do you have a term that should be included in the glossary?
Submit a term for review


  • Click to go to My Communities of Practice
  • Click to go to My Affiliate or Chapter
  • Click to go to My Profile
Click to go to the Member Gift