- the science dealing with the effects, antidotes, detection, etc., of poisons.
Origin of toxicology
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Examples from the Web for toxicology
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Results of the autopsy weren't available yet and a toxicology report is not expected for six to eight weeks.Stallone Family Fight Over Sage’s Death Sparked by Facebook Comments
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Toxicology reports and the fact that she was doing handstands at the hotel pool indicated the opposite.Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, More of Whitney's Family Cash In
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The toxicology tests found no drugs or alcohol in her blood.Stop Calling It Murder
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Also, toxicology testing indicated there were no drugs or alcohol in her system.Mogul Mansion Mystery’s Sad Ending
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In medicine, toxicology, &c., a substance administered to counteract or lessen the effects of poison.
The problem is not so much one of toxicology as of simple mechanics.Outwitting Our Nerves
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Toxicology detects a poison by the physiological test as well as the chemical.
I am now expecting the most celebrated of all professors of toxicology, in order to learn my fate.The Thirteen
Honore de Balzac
The question of the toxicology of the higher fungi is one of very great theoretical and practical interest.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
George Francis Atkinson
- the branch of science concerned with poisons, their nature, effects, and antidotes
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Word Origin and History for toxicology
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- The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons and the treatment of poisoning.
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- The scientific study of poisons, of their effects and detection, and of the treatment of poisoning.
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