Definition of toxicology in English:

toxicology

Syllabification: tox·i·col·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌtäksəˈkäləjē
 
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noun

The branch of science concerned with the nature, effects, and detection of poisons.
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  • This book represents an important contribution to neurology, toxicology and pharmacology.
  • Development of the science of metal toxicology has been seriously hindered by the use of incorrect terminology.
  • It was divided into internal medicine, diseases of the head, surgery, toxicology, etc.

Derivatives

toxicologic

Pronunciation: /-kəˈläjik/
adjective
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  • The regulatory tools used by the CVM in the past were designed to assess the toxicologic safety of chemical compounds.
  • The resident is responsible for the assessment and management of patients with pharmacologic and toxicologic problems.
  • Tests for ingestion of ketamine are seldom available, but ketamine may be suspected if a toxicologic test is positive for PCP.

toxicological

Pronunciation: /-kəˈläjikəl/
adjective
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  • Inasmuch as chemical properties determine toxicological properties, metalloids should not be considered as a subset of metals but as a subset of nonmetals.
  • In particular, it will be necessary to determine whether a gene product is of pharmacological or toxicological importance and whether individual allelic variants are of therapeutic importance.
  • Very few other chemicals have been given such extensive scrutiny, and there is still no epidemiological or human toxicological evidence to impugn DDT.

toxicologically

adverb
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  • The second step involved adsorption of the toxicologically safe anionic dyes fast green and naphthol yellow S to the clay complexes.
  • It contains the ethyl mercury radical attached to the sulfur group of thiosalicylate and is believed to behave toxicologically like other ethyl mercury compounds.
  • In each case, samples of femoral venous blood and urine obtained at autopsy were toxicologically analyzed to determine alcohol concentrations.

toxicologist

Pronunciation: /-ˈkäləjist/
noun
More example sentences
  • After 48 hours, the fish were removed and their brains studied for evidence of lipid peroxidation, a tissue-burning chemical reaction that toxicologists use as a standard of biological damage.
  • With the advantage of hindsight, it is remarkable that for so many years toxicologists have largely ignored chemical speciation of metals.
  • Dr Sunderman was a Renaissance man with accomplishments as a physician, clinical scientist, toxicologist, author, editor, violinist, poet, and photographer.

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