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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.
As a conclusion, acute toxic effect of Pd/PVF+ NPs, PVF+ and K2PdCl4 powders occur at the end of 96th exposure duration and no significant difference was found between the concentration groups.
The toxic effect of this drug would lead to destruction of the mucous layer of the intestinal villi which in turn cause a reduction in cell proliferation, that can be explained by the inhibition of manufacturing DNA.15
Fishes exposed to different concentrations of Pb (NO3)2 (1.0 ppm and 5.0 ppm) exhibited the toxic effects of lead in brain tissue in present study.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): The usual doses of chemotherapy drugs can cause serious toxic effects in quickly dividing tissues such as the bone marrow.
While the figure for the toxic effect has dropped considerably - from 694 in 1998-99 to 288 in 2006-07, the mental and behavioural disorders statistic has risen.
The result: The main factors that determine whether there is a toxic effect are the actual material properties, in this case of silicon dioxide, silver or zirconium dioxide, explained Dr.
He said many people do not realise the toxic effect alcohol has on their bodies until it is too late.
The data suggested that a prolonged toxic effect of the DMAB on the central nervous system still persisted in the attention, personality, and memory function.
A COCKTAIL of common additives found in some children's food and drinks has a toxic effect on nerve cells, laboratory research out last night suggests.
The new findings also suggest that excess catecholamines have a toxic effect on heart tissue, says Yoshihiro J.