acute toxicity


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acute toxicity

the harmful effect of a toxic agent that manifests itself in seconds, minutes, hours, or days after ingestion or exposure.

acute toxicity

A generic term for any illness caused by a single exposure to a toxic substance.

acute toxicity

Pharmacology Illness caused by a single exposure to a toxic substance
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For sensory control of the organisms, acute toxicity tests were performed periodically using a reference substance with 96h of duration.
Table 13-2 Signal Words and Categories of Acute Toxicity CATEGORIES [LD.
The pesticide registration process requires acute toxicity testing to nontarget organisms such as birds, mammals, fish, plants, and terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates.
Environmental Protection Agency classifies pesticide products into one of four acute toxicity categories on the basis of certain criteria, with category I comprising pesticides with the greatest toxicity and category IV those with the least toxicity.
The system will provide year-round nitrification and will reduce acute toxicity in accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection standards.
Standard evaluation of dredged material includes measuring acute toxicity in benthic organisms over a ten day period in the laboratory, but chronic toxicity is not routinely evaluated.
CPSC is basing its proposal on a finding that the hormones have low acute toxicity.
The ToxScope toxicity databases encompass acute toxicity, hepatotoxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity.

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