IUPAC Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology - Terms Starting with W
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.
Dose-response model of the form
where P(d) is the probability of a tumor (or other response) from lifetime, continuous exposure at dose d until age t (when tumor is fatal), α is a fitted dose parameter (sometimes called the Weibull parameter), Β is a fitted dose parameter, and γ is the background response rate.
Extent to which the available biomedical data support the hypothesis that a substance causes a defined toxic effect such as cancer in humans.
Space measuring up to 2 m over the level of the floor or platform that contains a worker's permanent or temporary station.