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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Acute exposures did not have much effect, but chronic exposure diminished the absorptive projections on the surface of intestinal cells called microvilli, showed the findings published in the journal NanoImpact.
Data shown in Table 2 demonstrated that subchronic and chronic exposure to Wi-Fi radiation indicated DNA damage in their brain tissues while acute exposure revealed also relative effects which were not as severe as the longer exposure periods.
A less sensitive fish species exhibited significantly higher ability to amass metals in its body during acute exposures. The accumulation of Cd in three length groups of fish followed the order: 150 mm > 100 mm > 50 mm.
Information on the following parameters was obtained: age, gender, location of exposure, relationship of caller to patient, reason for exposure, type of fluoride-containing dentifrices involved in acute exposure, and medical outcomes of exposures.
In the current study, short-term (24-96-h) acute exposure of oyster larvae to WAFs or CEWAFs from the DWH oil affected fertilization, development, survival, and swimming ability negatively.
Acute exposure to ethanol had more potent effect on plasma concentration of total cholesterol than chronic exposure to ethanol, it may be because of acute exposure to ethanol in addition to alchol dehydrogenase pathway microsomal pathway also become activated [11].
Acute exposure to WBV in older subjects may ultimately stimulate key elements of central and peripheral nervous system control.
However, the stretch reflex amplitude had been shown increase (Rittweger et al., 2003), remain static (Cochrane et al., 2010; Hopkins et al., 2009), and even decrease (Ritzmann et al., 2013) following acute exposure of WBV.
Hypoxia is a Greek term meaning "less than normal amount of oxygen." As it relates to acute exposure to altitude the human body experiences a condition known as hypoxic hypoxia.
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