toxicity

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toxicity

[täk′sis·əd·ē]
(pharmacology)
The quality of being toxic.
The kind and amount of poison or toxin produced by a microorganism, or possessed by a chemical substance not of biological origin.
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Recently, we reported that acute exposure to environmentally relevant low doses of BPA promoted arrhythmogenic-triggered activities in cardiac myocytes from female rodent hearts (Belcher et al.
2009) and Cochrane et al (2010) which reveal no changes in latency, EMD, and twitch force following acute exposure WBV.
The World Health Organization estimates 2 million people worldwide, mostly elderly people with cardiovascular disease, die because of acute exposure to air pollution.
Both chronic and acute exposures to ionizing radiation exhibit hormesis.
Acute exposure can cause severe burns, scarring and other ailments.
In Boulder, Montana, people suffering rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders are descending 85 feet into a former mine to benefit, they say, from acute exposure to radon.
In Toronto, in an average year during the period, the report notes that 822 premature deaths were related to acute exposure to five common smog pollutants, 120 deaths were heat related and 105 were cold related.
In this study we investigated if PKC-dependent DAT phosphorylation and transport activity were affected by acute exposure of dopamine or the transport blockers such as cocaine, mazindol, GBR12909, or the cocaine analog CFT.
These data indicate that acute exposure to intimate partner violence is significantly over-represented among women currently on welfare.
Most casualties are caused by burns, injuries from the flying debris of buildings collapsed by the shock wave, and acute exposure to the high radiation.
point out that urine or blood mercury levels may reflect acute exposure in some people, but the measurements cannot show mercury levels stored in organs and tissue.
HEALTH HAZARDS The most significant health effects of air pollution have been associated with particulate matter Acute exposure to NO2 causes respiratory irritation and leads to pulmonary oedema, pneumonitis and bronchitis.

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