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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.

Contributors in Toxicology


safety pharmacology

Biology; Toxicology

Science directed to the discovery, development and safe therapeutic use of biologically active substances as a result of the identification, monitoring and characterization of potentially undesirable ...


Biology; Toxicology

Science of the use and effects of drugs: may be subdivided into pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics defined above.


Biology; Toxicology

Scientific discipline involving the study of the actual or potential danger presented by the harmful effects of substances on living organisms and ecosystems, of the relationship of such harmful ...


Biology; Toxicology

Scientific discipline involving the study of the chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of toxins.

radiation toxicology

Biology; Toxicology

Scientific study involving research, education, prevention and treatment of diseases caused by ionizing or nonionizing radiation.


Biology; Toxicology

Scientific sub-discipline that combines toxicology with genomics to determine how an organism’s genetic make-up influences its response to a toxic substance.

reference sample group

Biology; Toxicology

Selected reference individuals, statistically adequate numerically to represent the reference population.

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