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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It is also found to contain undeclared prescription pharmaceutical components like Hydroquinone, and mercury, a chemical with a toxic effect on humans, as previously announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention in UAE.
Toxic effects of carbofuran and glyphosate on semen characteristics in rabbits.
Past studies have suggested that benzene's toxic effects on bone marrow tissue--its major target organ--may be enacted through multiple pathways, including growth factor regulation, oxidative stress reduction, DNA damage repair, cell cycle regulation, and apoptosis.
These toxic effects are due to overexposure to the drug linked to inter-individual variations in metabolic rates.
Recognition of the variety of cutaneous toxic effects associated with these different therapies, including the predisposing risk factors for their development, is important with the purpose of ensuring appropriate rapid intervention and thereby abrogating the need to delay or even withhold these essential treatments," wrote Dr.
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Mahyco did not accurately summarise its results and more importantly, ignored toxic effects seen in rats.
Case reports on the toxic effects of green tea extracts in humans are also beginning to emerge.
Then, researchers could examine the toxic effects of the suspended tubes.
These younger children are especially vulnerable to toxic effects of pesticides on their developing brains and bodies, and the EPA has failed to consider farm kids' heightened exposure risks when setting allowable pesticide standards for food, the plaintiffs charged.
It works with environmental mutagens and inhibits the toxic effects of cigarette smoke.
Biotrin, through its work with biomarkers, has been a pioneer in the rapidly emerging field of predictive toxicology, the science of using specific cells from key organs to predict the potential toxic effects of new drug compounds as they are being evaluated for safety and efficacy.