Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons and the treatment of poisoning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of pharmacology that deals with the nature, effect, detection and treatment of poisons and poisoning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science which treats of poisons, their effects, antidotes, and recognition; also, a discourse or treatise on the science.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of medicine which treats of poisons and their antidotes, and of the effects of excessive doses of medicines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of pharmacology that deals with the nature and effects and treatments of poisons

Etymologies

From French toxicologie, from toxico- + -logie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Today, toxicology is a well-studied science and the Poison Control Center would like to replace some of the old tales with established scientific facts.

    Poison Facts and Fiction

  • The nurses and pharmacists who answer our hotline collaborate with a group of clinical and medical toxicology consultants, all of whom are board-certified in toxicology and who maintain 24-hour on-call availability.

    Poison Control Hotline Staff

  • A medical student doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control center took a call from a woman very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants.

    Give Them A Sign…

  • The Government and its National Research Council made use of his experience in toxicology, soon after the outbreak of World War II, by sending him to the United Kingdom to determine how Canada could assist if the enemy resorted to chemical warfare.

    Medical Evidence in a Court of Law

  • Presented results from a 281 day non-human primate long-term toxicology study showing no test article related toxicities and a No Observed Adverse Effect Level of 1011 cfu/day.

  • The conditions that must be met for a GRAS status assignment are very rigorous and include long-term toxicology testing

    GEN News Highlights

  • But doing a standard autopsy report, especially if there's involvement with the coroners, it would take assessment for toxicology, that is standard procedure.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2009

  • GENFIT plans to expand its 2009 investment by rapidly launching new phase II trials and long term toxicology studies, with the ultimate aim of concluding a license agreement with a top pharmaceutical company within the next 12-18 months. "

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • Thus, by giving an enlarged sense to the word -- for words ever strive to keep pace, if possible, with scientific progress, we get our modern and significant expression toxicology as the science of poisons and of poisoning.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888

  • He began by inaugurating a series of experiments in toxicology.

    A Thousand Deaths

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