Pharmacopoeia is a collection of standards and regulations that standardize the quality of medicines. The USSR State Pharmacopoeia is a national document and has a legislative character. Pharmacopoeia requirements for drugs are mandatory for all enterprises and institutions of the Soviet Union that manufacture, store, control and apply medicinal substances.
The tenth edition of the State Pharmacopoeia of the USSR - GFH (1968) contains an introductory part, two main parts and annexes. In the introductory section there is a list of changes in Latin and Russian names (as compared to GFIX), lists of poisonous ( list A ) and potent ( list B ) drugs. The first part includes articles defining the requirements for the quality of individual medicines, and group articles on tablets, solutions for injections, extracts, herbs, tinctures, etc. The second part of the GFH describes physicochemical, chemical, pharmacological and biological research methods, and also reagents, titrated solutions and indicators. The appendix contains tables of atomic weights , alcohol tables, tables of drops, etc., as well as the highest single and daily doses of toxic and potent drugs for adults and children, and single, the most frequently used doses of drugs for animals.