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toxicity

 [tok-sis´ĭ-te]
the quality of being poisonous, especially the degree of virulence of a toxic microbe or of a poison.
developmental toxicity the extent to which a toxin produces adverse effects on a developing embryo or fetus; see also teratogenesis.
maternal toxicity a toxic effect on a pregnant woman or nursing mother, as opposed to one affecting an embryo, fetus, or nursing infant.

tox·ic·i·ty

(tok-sis'i-tē),
The state of being poisonous.

toxicity

/tox·ic·i·ty/ (tok-sis´ĭ-te) the quality of being poisonous, especially the degree of virulence of a toxic microbe or of a poison.
O2 toxicity , oxygen toxicity serious, sometimes irreversible, damage to the pulmonary capillary endothelium associated with breathing high partial pressures of oxygen for prolonged periods.

toxicity

(tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. toxici·ties
1. The quality or condition of being toxic.
2. The degree to which a substance is toxic.

toxicity

[toksis′itē]
Etymology: Gk, toxikon
1 the degree to which something is poisonous.
2 a condition that results from exposure to a toxin or to toxic amounts of a substance that does not cause adverse effects in smaller amounts.

toxicity

The sum of adverse effects 2º to exposure to a toxic substance, by mouth, through the skin or respiratory tract. See Amalgam toxicity, Botanical toxicity, Developmental toxicity, Digitalis/digoxin toxicity, Diphtheria toxicity, Excitotoxicity, Hashitoxicosis, Immunologic toxicity, Neurotoxicity, Nickel toxicity, Oxygen toxicity, Reproductive toxicity, Vitamin A toxicity.

tox·ic·i·ty

(tok-sis'i-tē)
The state of being poisonous.

toxicity

The quality or degree of poisonousness.

toxicity,

n the poisonous characteristics of a substance.

tox·ic·i·ty

(tok-sis'i-tē)
State of being poisonous.

toxicity (toksis´itē),

n the ability of a drug or poison to produce harm, especially to cause permanent injury or death. Usually distinguished from
allergenic properties.
toxicity, acute,
n a condition produced after short-term use of a toxic agent. See also dose, lethal, median; dose, lethal, minimum.
toxicity, chronic,
n a condition produced after long-term use of a toxic agent.
toxicity, fluoride,
n See fluoride toxicity.
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Toxic shock syndrome.

toxicity

the characteristic or quality of being poisonous, especially the degree of virulence of a toxic microbe or of a poison. See also toxicosis.

toxicity rating
includes slightly toxic (with an oral LD50 in rats of 5000 to 15,000 mg/kg) up to supertoxic (with an LD50 of less than 5 mg/kg).
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