Warehouse Management System

System that helps companies manage and control daily warehouse operations, from the moment goods and materials enter a distribution or fulfillment center until the moment they leave.

Washout period

The length of time that someone enrolled in a trial must not receive any treatment before receiving the trial’s experimental intervention.

WHO Prequalification Program

The WHO Prequalification Programme (PQP) is a United Nations initiative managed by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is the only global medicines quality assurance programme, ensuring that medical products are safe, effective, and of high quality. WHO prequalification of medicines is a service provided by WHO to assess the quality, safety and efficacy of medicinal products.  The WHO Prequalification of Medicines Programme (PQP) helps ensure that medicines supplied by procurement agencies meet acceptable standards of quality, safety and efficacy.

Whooping cough

Bacterial infectious disease caused by bacterium Bordetella pertussis, marked by a convulsive spasmodic cough, sometimes followed by a crowing intake of breath. Also known as pertussis.