2010 (English)In: Comprehensive Toxicology / [ed] Charlene A. McQueen, Oxford: Academic Press , 2010, 2, 413-438 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Toxicology is the study of the nature and actions of chemicals on biological systems. In more primitive times, it really was the study of poisons. However, in the early 1500s, it was apparent to Paracelsus that "the dose differentiates a poison and a remedy". Clearly, the two most important tenets of toxicology were established during that time. The level of exposure (dose) and the duration of exposure (time) will determine the degree and nature of a toxicological response.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Academic Press , 2010, 2. 413-438 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-64713ISBN: 9780080468686OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-64713DiVA: diva2:394415