mass spectrometry

Formal Definition

An analytical technique that measures the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles. It is used for determining masses of particles, for determining the elemental composition of a sample or molecule, and for elucidating the chemical structures of molecules such as peptides and other chemical compounds.

Guidance Document on Good In Vitro Method Practices (GIVIMP)
  • Abbreviation(s): MS
  • Categories: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacovigilance