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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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Biology; Toxicology

Substance produced by plants or animals, or a synthetic analogue thereof, that evokes a behavioral response in individuals of the producing species or other species (e.g. allomones, kairomones, ...


Biology; Toxicology

Substance that exerts a soothing or tranquillizing effect.


Biology; Toxicology

Substance that has to be metabolized before it becomes a carcinogen.

poison in toxicology

Biology; Toxicology

Substance that, taken into or formed within the organism, impairs the health of the organism and may kill it.


Biology; Toxicology

Substance used mainly to repel blood sucking insects in order to protect man and animals. Note: This term may also be used for substances used to repel mammals, birds, rodents, mites, plant pests, ...

standardized morbidity ratio (smr)

Biology; Toxicology

Ratio of the number of deaths observed in the study group or population to the number of deaths that would be expected if the study population had the same specific rates as the standard population, ...

toxicity equivalency factor (TEF, f)

Biology; Toxicology

Ratio of the toxicity of a chemical to that of another structurally related chemical (or index compound) chosen as a reference.

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