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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Swimming and ammonia toxicity in salmonids: the effects of sub lethal ammonia exposure on the swimming performance of coho salmon and the acute toxicity of ammonia in swimming and resting rainbow trout.
The build up of liver enzymes can lead to ammonia toxicity, encephalopathy (confusion), coma and even death.