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Introduction to toxicology 

Introduction to toxicology
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Introduction to toxicology
Author(s):

Lakshman Karalliedde

, David Baker

, and Virginia Murray

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199652549.003.0011
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date: 19 September 2019

Chapter 1 explains the commonly used terms and definitions in toxicology, the role of toxicology in health protection, how to classify toxicological agents and toxins based on physico-chemical properties, and on types of toxic effects, discusses and describes the routes of exposure, the fate of toxins in the body, the principles of risk assessment, and how to apply acquired knowledge in the analysis and management of hazardous situations.

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