Definition of Lethal dose

1. Noun. The size dose that will cause death.

Generic synonyms: Dosage, Dose

Definition of Lethal dose

1. Noun. the dose of a substance or of radiation likely to cause death (sometimes suffixed with a number) ¹

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Medical Definition of Lethal dose

1. The amount, or dosage, of a toxin necessary to cause death. (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lethal Dose

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lethal agent
lethal coefficient
lethal dose (current term)
lethal dose 50
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lethal gene
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lethality rate

Literary usage of Lethal dose

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1919)
"In this experiment, therefore, a toxic effect was produced with 48 per cent of the minimum lethal dose. At 1.48, 0.031 mg., and at 1.51, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"This makes the lethal dose for a man weighing 150 pounds 0.315 gram if based upon the results in the rabbits, or 1.05 gram if based upon the lethal dose for ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1873)
"In both of these series experiments were made, in the first place, with the minimum lethal dose of physostigma, and in combination with it various doses of ..."

4. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery, and Their Allied Sciences, for by New Sydenham Society (1873)
"With twice the minimum lethal dose the range is from o4 to 1'a grain of atropine. Another set of experiments shows that the smallest quantity of atropine ..."

5. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1921)
"Then if the lethal dose is from three to six times the erythema dose, it can be readily seen that when only one port of entry is used the ..."

6. The Venom of Heloderma by Leo Loeb (1913)
"The lethal dose of the fresh venom only was tested in cats. We found that a cat weighing 3000 gm. was killed by the injection of 0.9 cc of venom; ..."

7. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1900)
"Now it is clear that with equally susceptible animals, that is with animals for which the minimal lethal dose per gram weight is the same, the smaller the ..."

8. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1908)
"At 50 it is still greater, at 25 still greater, while at the left of the basic line it is a maximum, extending from o to 100, or the lethal dose. ..."

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