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Help please? what is the difference between toxicity and toxicology?
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Pathology 45 years experience
Words: The "toxicity" of a substance describes how it acts as a poison (mechanism, symptoms). "toxicology" is the science of poisoning but sloppy (forgivable) use allows it to be used as a synonym for "toxicity".
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Specializes in Toxicology
Similar terms: Toxicology refers to the field of study as a whole.
Toxicity refers to the effects of toxic substances.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2015
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