noun, U.S. Government.
a division of the Department of Health and Human Services that protects the public against impure and unsafe foods, drugs, and cosmetics.
Abbreviation: FDA.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

An agency of the United States federal government that approves or disapproves new drugs and substances that can be consumed.


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