What is toxicology?

  • (noun): The branch of pharmacology that deals with the nature and effects and treatments of poisons.


Toxicology (from the Greek words τοξικός - toxicos "poisonous" and logos) is a branch of biology, chemistry, and medicine concerned with the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms. It is the study of symptoms, mechanisms, treatments and detection of poisoning, especially the poisoning of people.

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Rudolph August Witthaus
... France and was professor of chemistry and toxicology at the universities of New York, Vermont, and Buffalo successively, and at Cornell (1898-1911) ... Chemistry (1881) Laboratory Guide in Urinalysis and Toxicology (1886) With T ... he also edited Medical Jurisprudence, Forensic Medicine, and Toxicology (second edition, four volumes, 1906-11), to which he contributed the introduction and volume iv ...
Toxicology - Requirements For A Toxicologist
... Bachelor's degree programs in toxicology cover the chemical makeup of toxins and their effects on biochemistry, physiology and ecology ... life science courses are complete, students typically enroll in labs and apply toxicology principles to research and other studies ... or law enforcement, which apply methods of toxicology in their work ...
Ernest Mario School Of Pharmacy - Academic Departments - Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
... The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology focuses on research into the interactions between external agents and biological systems ... Some notable research includes immunotoxicology and inflammation, renal toxicology, wound repair in the skin and cornea, nitric oxide biochemistry, benzene toxicity, and heavy metal toxicology ...
Styrene Oxide - Toxicology
... Styrene oxide has a chiral center and thus two enantiomers ... It has been reported that the two enantiomers had different toxicokinetics and toxicity ...