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tox·ic u·nit (TU),

a unit formerly synonymous with minimal lethal dose in guinea pig but that, because of the instability of toxins, is now measured in terms of the quantity of standard antitoxin with which the toxin combines.
See also: L doses, minimal lethal dose.
Synonym(s): toxin unit

tox·ic u·nit

(tok'sik yū'nit)
A unit formerly synonymous with minimal lethal dose but that, because of the instability of toxins, is now measured in terms of the quantity of standard antitoxin with which the toxin combines.
See also: L doses, minimal lethal dose
Synonym(s): toxin unit.
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She added that the list also includes the creation of a toxin unit in the forensic department of the hospital for a cost of nearly 400 thousand dinars with the provision of more than 600 thousand dinars to create the space that will house a second scanner and another to house the MRI.
The infiltration protocol comprises the following steps (Figure 1): reconstitution of a vial containing 100 botulinum toxin units type A in 5 mL of saline serum to 0.9% (dilution: 20 IU/mL), marking of the infiltration sites, at the base of the lateral aspects of all the fingers, except the first as this is the least frequently affected and the one that is most at risk of suffering muscle weakness as a side effect, and injection of 4 and 8 IU of toxin per site using a 30 G needle, depending on the severity.