sublethal dose


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sublethal dose

[-lē′thəl]
Etymology: L, sub, beneath, letum, death; Gk, dosis, giving
a dose of a potentially lethal substance that is not large enough to cause death.

sublethal dose

A dose containing not quite enough of a toxin or noxious substance to cause death.
See also: dose
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Other research, however, has shown that even sublethal doses of insecticides adversely affect insect (Haynes 1988) and arachnid species (Chu et a1.
Our goal was to achieve enrichment of genes and molecular pathways associated with neurological development and disease in order to identify novel gene targets for future investigation into the specific genetic mechanisms underlying developmental Pb toxicity at sublethal doses.
The next step was to determine whether brevetoxin could be detected in the blood of mice treated with a sublethal dose of brevetoxin.
Some macromolecular abnormalities induced by a sublethal dose of Cymbush 10EC in adult beetles of Tribolium castaneum.
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Effects of sublethal doses of talstar on biochemical components of malathion-resistant and susceptible adults of Rhyzopertha dominica.
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Behavioral and metabolic effects of sublethal doses of two insecticides, chlorpyrifos and methomyl, in the Egyptian cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
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