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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

(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

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.

tox·ic·i·ty

(tok-sis'i-tē)
State of being poisonous.
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Mechanisms involved in cellular failure and susceptible functions compromised in organ failure were discussed at an ECVAM workshop on strategies to replace in vivo acute systemic toxicity testing (Gennari et al., 2004).
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Series and monographs related to WET and aquatic toxicity testing (Blaise, Ferard 2005; Norberg-King 2005) were assessed.
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The phased approach to toxicity testing is intended to identify and characterize occupational and environmental human toxicity concerns as early as possible in the science and technology (S&T) phase of research, prior to transition to an advanced developer.
Acute rectal toxicity at the end of 3 month in Group A shows Grade 0 toxicity in 16 patients, Grade 1 toxicity in 9 patients, and Grade 2 toxicity in 4 patients.
The assays, once validated with prototype chemicals, should enable toxicity testing and risk assessments based solely on in vitro test results, without progressing to toxicity studies in intact animals.
National Research Council (NRC) released a landmark report, Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy (NRC 2007), that envisioned a revolutionary change in the future of toxicity testing.