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Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 65, No. 9, pp. 2003-2122, 1993.



Glossary for chemists of terms used in toxicology
(IUPAC Recommmendations 1993)


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waste: Anything that is discarded deliberately or otherwise disposed of on the assumption that it is of no further use to the primary user.
wasting syndrome: Disease marked by weight loss and atrophy of muscular and other connective tissues that is not directly related to a decrease in food and water consumption.
Weibull model: Dose-response model of the form:
                        P(d) = 1 - exp(-bdm)
Where P(d) is the probability of cancer death due to a continuous dose rate, d, b and m are constants.
IRIS, 1986
weight-of-evidence for toxicity: Extent to which the available biomedical data support the hypothesis that a substance causes a defined toxic effect such as cancer in humans.
 IRIS, 1986
withdrawal effect: Adverse event following withdrawal from a person or animal of a drug to which they have been chronically exposed or on which they have become dependent.

working zone: Space measuring up to 2 m over the level of the floor or platform that contains a worker's permanent or temporary station.
IRPTC, 1982


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