acute toxicity

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acute toxicity (countable and uncountable, plural acute toxicities)

  1. The ability of a substance to cause harmful effects soon after a single exposure or dose.
    • 2007, C.J. van Leeuwen and T. Vermeire, chapter 6, in Risk Assessment of Chemicals: An Introduction, →ISBN, page 240:
      In the assessment of substances for toxic characteristics acute toxicity is usually a first step in providing information on relative toxicity.