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Acute toxicity

Definition of the noun Acute toxicity

What does Acute toxicity mean as a name of something?


  1. The ability of a substance to cause harmful effects soon after a single exposure or dose.

Specialised definition of the noun Acute toxicity

Glossary of pesticide

ability of a substance to cause adverse effects within a short period following dosing or exposure


Acute toxicity describes the adverse effects of a substance that result either from a single exposure or from multiple exposures in a short space of time. To be described as acute toxicity, the adverse effects should occur within 14 days of the administration of the substance.

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Google previewReport of the Aerosols, Sterilants, Miscellaneous Uses and Carbon Tetrachloride Technical Options Committee (2003)

by United Nations Environment Programme

Acute toxicity is that produced by a single, short, ...

Google previewToxicological Survey of African Medicinal Plants (2014)

by Victor Kuete

Acute toxicity refers to those adverse effects occurring following oral or dermal ( topical) administration of a single dose of a substance or medicinal plant extract, ...

Google previewGeoenvironmental Engineering (2000)

Principles and Applications by Lakshmi Reddi, Hilary I. Inyang

Acute toxicity is a description of an effect that occurs at or immediately after exposure, while chronic toxicity covers effects that may take ...

Google previewThe CPA Examination (1978)

Text, Problems, and Solutions by A. N. Mosich, E. John Larsen

The toxicity of a poison shows astonishing variation to Acute toxicity refers to the toxic effect produced by a ...

Google previewIntroduction to Oil and Gas Operational Safety (2014)

For the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety by Wise Global Training Ltd,

Acute toxicity is a term which describes the effect a substance has had on a person after either a single exposure or from several exposures within a short space of time (e.g. 24 hours or less). An example of this would be from radiation.

Google previewHandbook of Laboratory Health and Safety Measures (2012)

by M.R. Pal

Acute toxicity is a condition resulting from brief exposure to a harmful agent. Chronic toxicity results when the duration of exposure to the toxic agent is prolonged. The exact time frame for both acute and chronic toxicity are ill-defined. Toxicity ...

Google previewGuide to Foodborne Pathogens (2013)

by Ronald G. Labbé, Santos García

Acute toxicity refers to the ability of the compound to cause adverse effects within a short time of exposure, especially to high doses. Chronic toxicity stands for the effects of a prolonged exposure to small quantities of toxin. This last case is of ...

Google previewEnvironmental Technology in the Oil Industry (2007)

by Stefan Orszulik

Acute toxicity is a measure of immediate danger of poisoning while chronic toxicity is a measure of sub-lethal impacts. These affect such things as growth and reproduction. Toxic impacts are measured by: • A minimum concentration • A ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Acute toxicity refers to injury or death after a short and often intense exposure of an organism to an insecticide. In laboratory toxicity testing, the duration of an acute exposure to an insecticide generally ranges from several to 48 h. For example ...

Google previewThe Water Encyclopedia, Second Edition (1990)

by Frits van der Leeden

Acute toxicity occurs as low ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects: E-J (1999)

by S. Gangolli

Acute toxicity of fourteen phthalate esters to rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) underflow-through conditions 1983, Springbom Bionomics, Chemical Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC, USA. 4. Acute toxicity of thirteen phthalate esters to ...

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

Acute Toxicity: The ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science (2007)

by Bruce C. Wyman, L. Harold Stevenson

acute toxicity Toxicity resulting from an acute exposure; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1998)

Volume 65 -- Waste: Nuclear Reprocessing and Treatment Technologies to Wastewater Treatment: Multilateral Approach by John J. McKetta Jr

Because of the wide variability in bioassay test results, numerous confirmatory data points are needed, to be confident that the true extent of the toxicity problem TABLE 1 Acute Toxicity of Selected Compounds (96-h LC5„) Source: Rcf. 10.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

The acute toxicity ofmanebisrather low,andthus acute intoxicationis unlikely to occur. Maneb is practically nontoxic by ingestion. Via the dermal route,it is slightly toxic. Contact with maneb leads to inflammationand/or irritationof the skin, eyes, ...

Google previewEisler's Encyclopedia of Environmentally Hazardous Priority Chemicals (2007)

by Ronald Eisler

Many acute toxicity bioassays were of 96 h duration, a duration that allows the senior investigator and technicians alike...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

A— 36 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Synonyms Definition Acute Toxicity Studies Acyclovir Definition AD Definition ADAbp ADA-CP ADAM Definition ADAM Molecules Synonyms Definition.

Google previewHazardous Materials Dictionary, Second Edition (1994)

by Ronny J. Coleman

Actor Acute Toxicity phenomenon of an exceptional, inevitable, and irresistible character, the effects of which could not have been prevented or avoided by the exercise of due care or foresight. Actor A person who is involved in an activity and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

acute toxicity : Adverse effects occurring within a short time of administration of a single dose of a chemical, or immediately following short or continuous exposure, or multiple doses over 24 hours or less. acute tubular ...

Google previewDictionary for Clinical Trials (2007)

by Simon Day

chronic study acute toxicity study a study to investigate the ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

acute toxicity The ability of a substance to cause poisonous effects resulting in severe biological harm or death soon afler a single exposure or dose. Also, any severe poisonous effect resulting from a single short-term exposure to a toxic ...

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