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Explanatory Dictionary of Key Terms in Toxicology
The objective of the Explanatory Dictionary of Concepts
in Toxicology is to give full explanations of the meaning of toxicological
terms chosen for their importance and complexity from the point of merging
chemistry and toxicology. This requires a full description of the underlying
concepts, going beyond a normal dictionary definition. Often linguistic
barriers lead to problems in obtaining a common understanding of terminology
at international level and between disciplines. The explanatory definitions
should help to break down such barriers. The dictionary consists of
about 68 terms chosen from the IUPAC Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicokinetics*
organized under 22 main headings. The authors hope that among the groups
which will find this explanatory dictionary helpful are chemists, pharmacologists,
toxicologists, risk assessors, regulators, medical practitioners, regulatory
authorities, and everyone with an interest in the relationship of chemistry
to toxicology. It should also facilitate the use of chemistry in relation
to risk assessment. Thus, it is expected that there will be a wide audience
for this document.
76(5), 1033-1082, 2004
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