Definition of toxicology in English:


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  • 1The branch of science concerned with the nature, effects, and detection of poisons.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The main thrust of the book is to describe the toxicology and pharmacology of herbal products.’
    • ‘Urine toxicology was positive for opiates prior to in-hospital sedation.’
    • ‘Consequently, they and others argue that animal toxicology and animal data must cause us to ban DDT as a precaution.’
    • ‘I hope that the science of genetic toxicology will remain sufficiently strong in the UK to guarantee their continued involvement.’
    • ‘I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control centre.’
    • ‘Resuscitation, toxicology, and clinical criteria for imaging represent some of the core topics of the practice of emergency medicine.’
    • ‘The mean proportion of negative urines was used as the aggregated outcome measure for weekly urine toxicology.’
    • ‘Demanding that trials maximise their gathering of information on toxicology improves a protocol's balance of risk and social value.’
    • ‘At the time, his views were seen as revolutionary, but they mark the beginnings of modern toxicology.’
    • ‘They adopted many of the methods used in classical toxicology for application to device materials.’
    • ‘Clinical toxicology is a topic instructed at some level in most colleges of pharmacy.’
    • ‘It is more of a compendium than a comprehensive text on the toxicology of poisons.’
    • ‘The four tiers of text cover aspects of environmental toxicology from the molecular to the ecosystem level.’
    • ‘The first rule of toxicology is that all chemicals produce an effect, but it is the dose that makes the poison.’
    • ‘A good example of a harmful nanoparticle is titanium dioxide, which has been used in toxicology for a long time and established as an inert substance.’
    • ‘And it is a concern that reproductive toxicology is such an under-resourced area.’
    • ‘Neither I nor most of my colleagues are romantic about forensic toxicology.’
  • 2usually as modifier The measurement and analysis of potential toxins, intoxicating or banned substances, and prescription medications present in a person's body.

    ‘toxicology reports will determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash’
    • ‘the estimated completion time frame for toxicology will be 6–8 weeks’
    • ‘It's an all-natural drug that won't raise any questions on a toxicology report.’
    • ‘His official cause of death is pending toxicology results. ’
    • ‘Chemically related to "Bath Salts" drugs, the compounds are so new that they are not yet on the radar of many forensic toxicology labs.’
    • ‘We won't know for sure until the toxicology comes back, but in the meantime, we could have other victims out there.’
    • ‘Toxicology tests were done on his body yesterday, although Mr Murphy stressed the results would never become public unless released by his immediate family.’
    • ‘Police accused her of driving while under the influence of cocaine and fentanyl, according to toxicology results from a sample of her blood.’
    • ‘While toxicology hasn't been completed, the condition of the woman's body and surrounding drug paraphernalia make it likely she was killed by a heroin overdose.’
    • ‘Toxicology findings ruled out alcohol overdose.’
    • ‘Toxicology showed she was drunk when she died.’
    • ‘Gardai are waiting to see if any drugs or poisons show up in the results of toxicology tests carried out on the body.’



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