ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Degree of being poisonous to a living organism or person; ability to cause grave harm or death.

Publication Source: Committees on Human Research


Negative effect of a compound, as shown by altered morphology or physiology. It is meaningful only when the effect itself is also described, such as changes in the rate of cell growth, cell death, etc.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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