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Toxicology

A branch of biology, chemistry, and medicine concerned with the study of the adverse effects of chemicals or physical agents on living organisms, as well as the symptoms, mechanisms, treatments and detection of poisoning, especially the poisoning of people.

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recycling of waste

Biology; Toxicology

Process or method allowing for the recovery of some value from a waste, either as re-usable material or as energy.

translation

Biology; Toxicology

Process through which a polypeptide chain of amino acid molecules is generated as directed by the sequence of a particular messenger RNA sequence.

post-translational modification

Biology; Toxicology

Processes by which proteins are biochemically modified within a cell following their synthesis in the ribosomes.

splicing

Biology; Toxicology

Processes through which introns are removed from a messenger RNA prior to translation and the exons joined.

sympathomimetic

Biology; Toxicology

Producing effects resembling those of impulses transmitted by the postganglionic fibers of the sympathetic nervous system.

adrenergic

Biology; Toxicology

Producing effects resembling those of impulses transmitted by the postganglionic fibers of the sympathetic nervous system.

secondary metabolite

Biology; Toxicology

Product of biochemical processes other than the normal metabolic pathways, mostly produced in micro-organisms or plants after the phase of active growth and under conditions of nutrient deficiency.

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