toxicity


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Associated hazards include: acute toxicity, irritation, liver toxicity and kidney toxicity.
Diagnosing copper toxicity is no easy feat because the condition is often only spotted through tissue or blood and urine samples.
More rapid testing will also help assess the backlog of thousands of chemicals for which there is very limited toxicity test data.
Salicylate protects hearing and kidney function from cisplatin toxicity without compromising its oncolytic action.
Because minute mercury filings and toxicity lodge in the central organs (kidneys, brain, lungs, liver, nervous system), it is crucial to target your personal need to prevent continuing damage in these central organs.
The ToxScope toxicity databases encompass acute toxicity, hepatotoxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity.
Even though it is well recognized that all other drugs used in the same indications as kava have much higher levels of liver toxicity, the product has yet to return to the market.
Although pyrethroids have greater toxicity to insects and somewhat more resistance to breakdown than their natural counter-parts do, studies have demonstrated that these synthetic chemicals pose little risk to most vertebrates, from songbirds to people.
Sciences International was engaged in 1998 by a coalition of companies with an interest in the fumigation uses of phosphine to provide an evaluation of phosphine acute toxicity for consideration in the U.
It seems that some if not most of this difference is explained by toxicity, as the researchers found more toxicity on the Combivir arm than on the Truvada arm.