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Dose-response relationship

Similar term(s): dose-response, dose-effect relationship, exposure-response relationship.

Definition:

The relationship between the amount of exposure [dose] to a substance and the resulting changes in body function or health (response).

Source: ATSDR Glossary of Terms 

More:

How a biological organism's response to a toxic substance quantitatively shifts as its overall exposure to the substance changes (e.g., a small dose of carbon monoxide may cause drowsiness; a large dose can be fatal).

Source: US EPA Glossary  

Related words:

Dose - Exposure - Toxicity

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Dosis-Wirkungsverhältnis
Español: Relación dosis-efecto
Français: Relation dose-effet

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