dioxin

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dioxin

[dī′äk·sən]
(organic chemistry)
A member of a family of highly toxic chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons; found in a number of chemical products as lipophilic contaminants. Also known as polychlorinated dibenzo-para-dioxin.
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The importance of pharmacokinetics in determining the relative potency of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran.
Domeenech, "Cytotoxicity and mitochondrial dysfunction of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in isolated rat hepatocytes," Toxicology Letters, vol.
Relationships between tissue levels of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), mRNAs, and toxicity in the developing male Wistar(Han) rat.
Hypophagia-induced weight loss in mice, rats, and guinea pigs treated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Fundam Appl Toxicol 5:700-712, doi: 10.1016/0272-0590(85)90194-0.
Activation of telomerase in BeWo cells by estrogen and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in co-operation with c-Myc.
Aromatic hydrocarbon responsiveness-receptor agonists generated from indole-3-carbinol in vitro and in vivo: comparisons with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 88:9543-9547.
Developmental exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) increased mortality after infection with Listeria monocytogenes (Sugita-Konishi et al.
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant and the most potent aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) ligand.
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a widespread environmental contaminant and potent endocrine disruptor (Birnbaum and Tuomisto 2000; Zook and Rappe 1994).
Exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is associated with hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance.
Ahmed (2011) suggested that the effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on brain AChE were related to alterations in thyroid development.
(1993) compared the 30-day toxicity of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in approximately 20 terrestrial animal species and found a positive correlation between the adiposity of these species and their median lethal dose.

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