universal product code

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The identifying number and/or bar code that can be found on almost all retail products, with sequences of numbers that identify the manufacturer and the product and give other details, such as the nature and composition of the product. In the health sector, the product number identifies details such as pharmacological action of drugs.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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