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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Indeed, from a physiologic point of view, we can assume that the toxic effects of Pb are primarily associated with plasma-Pb because this fraction is the most rapidly exchangeable one in the blood compartment.
Because humans carry the analogous SLC39A8 gene, these findings have identified a potential target for exploration in preventing the toxic effects of cadmium in exposed people.
2]O) involved in single and repeated inhalant exposure; 2) determination of the mechanisms of the acute and long-term toxic effects of inhalants on, for example, central nervous, cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary, and immune systems.
But as these new tools elucidate the complex interactions between chemical toxins and biologic systems, the strain on traditional ways of understanding toxic effects grows.
Some researchers have criticized past findings of inconsistent toxic effects from various atrazine concentrations, says her petologist James Hanken of Harvard University.
But this standard may be archaic, given that the results of this study and others have found that lead levels considered safe under the federal standard still can have toxic effects, Needleman said.
ADCs exploit an antibody's ability to target tumor cells to deliver a highly potent drug payload, sparing non-targeted cells many of the toxic effects of traditional chemotherapy.
He considers it premature to attribute the rats' behavioral changes to proteasome inhibition rather than other toxic effects of PSI and epoxomicin.
We conclude that endocrine and toxic effects of Roundup, not just glyphosate, can be observed in mammals.
For example, use of NB-DNJ by healthy men for birth control will require further scrutiny of the known toxic effects, such as damage to sperm internal parts.