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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.

Contributors in Toxicology

Toxicology

reference material (RM)

Biology; Toxicology

Material, sufficiently homogeneous and stable regarding one or more properties, used in calibration, in assignment of a value to another material, or in quality assurance.

predicted no effect concentration (PNEC)

Biology; Toxicology

Concentration that is expected to cause no adverse effect to any naturally occurring population in an environment at risk from exposure to a given substance.

hydrophilic

Biology; Toxicology

Having a low affinity for fat and a high affinity for water.

hydrophilic

Biology; Toxicology

Having a low affinity for fat and a high affinity for water.

autosome

Biology; Toxicology

Any chromosome other than a sex chromosome.

confounding variable

Biology; Toxicology

Changing factor that can cause or prevent the outcome of interest, is not an intermediate variable, and is associated with the factor under investigation.

stratification (in epidemiology)

Biology; Toxicology

Process of or result of separating a sample into several subsamples according to specified criteria such as age groups, socio-economic status, etc.

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