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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tox·ic·i·ty

(tok-sis'i-tē),
The state of being poisonous.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tox·ic·i·ty

(tok-sis'i-tē)
The state of being poisonous.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

toxicity

The quality or degree of poisonousness.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

tox·ic·i·ty

(tok-sis'i-tē)
State of being poisonous.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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