Toxicity
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Toxicity

The degree to which a substance or mixture of substances can harm humans or animals. Acute toxicity involves harmful effects in an organism through a single or short-term exposure. Chronic toxicity is the ability of a substance or mixture of substances to cause harmful effects over an extended period, usually upon repeated or continuous exposure sometimes lasting for the entire life of the exposed organism.Subchronic toxicity is the ability of the substance to cause effects for more than one year but less than the lifetime of the exposed organism.

Toxicity

The extent to which a chemical substance is poisonous or, through chemical action, destroys living tissue.

Toxicity

Inherent property of an agent to cause an adverse biological effect.

Toxicity
"Toxicity" means the inherent potential or capacity of a material to cause adverse effects on a living organism, including acute or chronic effects on aquatic life, detrimental effects on human health or other adverse environmental effects.
Toxicity

The kind and amount of poison or toxic produced by a microorganism, or possessed by a chemical substance not of biological origin.

Toxicity

How strong of a negative health effect a pollutant has. For carcinogenic effects, it refers to a pollutant's likelihood of causing cancer, for non-carcinogenic effects it refers to how high a concentration is necessary to cause an adverse health effect.

Toxicity

The extent to which something is poisonous or harmful.

Toxicity

The extent to which a drug causes adverse effects. Drug toxicity is one of the factors considered when selecting antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to include in an HIV treatment regimen.

Toxicity

Toxicity is the ability of a substance to cause poisonous effects resulting in severe biological harm or death after exposure to, or contamination with, that substance.

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Toxicity has been defined 16 different ways in documents like FRTR Glossary, Nano Glossary of Terms, IPCS Risk Assessment Terminology, and 7 more.

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